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Japan to Roll Out Cost-Effectiveness Assessment Scheme in April
February 21, 2019
Japan will go ahead with the introduction of a cost-effectiveness assessment (CEA) scheme for drugs and medical devices in April as an all-important reimbursement policy panel approved the plan on February 20 despite the industry’s…

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February 21, 2019
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) will make no changes to NHI prices after vetting the impact of faulty wage data found in its labor survey, but tweaked a relevant pricing coefficient due to statistic corrections as well…
February 21, 2019
Novartis Pharma AG has filed for arbitration against Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) claiming that the company is not obligated to pay certain royalties on sales of the multiple sclerosis treatment fingolimod, the Japanese company…
February 21, 2019
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) sees the need to contemplate appropriate pricing rules for what it defines as “regenerative medicine” products, an official said on February 20 at a key panel meeting, where a 15 million yen…
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