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Japan Drug Market Tops 11 Trillion Yen for 1st Time Driven by Oncologics: IQVIA
February 27, 2024
The Japanese ethical drug market crossed 11 trillion yen in 2023 for the first time since the data started being recorded in 2005 on the back of strong performances in the oncology space, according IQVIA…

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February 27, 2024
The National Cancer Center (NCC) is set to add two more medicines to its investigator-initiated clinical trial program launched last month for the evaluation of unapproved and off-label drugs to treat pediatric and AYA (adolescent…
February 27, 2024
Panelists talked over ways to attract US-based emerging biopharma (EBP) companies to Japan to counter drug lags and losses at a symposium held by the Japanese Society of Medical Oncology (JSMO) on February 24. They…
February 27, 2024
The pharmaceutical industry should present tangible progress in their development activities as a result of pro-innovation reforms in FY2024 before requesting further changes in FY2026, a health ministry official urges.“Will the upcoming pricing reforms (in…
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Japan’s health ministry approved a batch of medicines for broader labels on February 9 including Nippon Boehringer Ingelheim’s SGLT2 inhibitor…

By Yoshinori Sagehashi

The pharmaceutical industry seems to appreciate the Japanese government’s FY2024 reform plans for the drug pricing system, but apparently not…

By Izuru Ando

Generic manufacturers in Japan will be required to disclose supply-related information from this June under a new company indicator rule…

Japan’s all-important reimbursement policy panel on December 20 approved an outline of drug pricing reforms for FY2024, which enshrines a…

A health ministry panel on pharmaceutical regulations on December 13 discussed the need for confirmatory trial data in Japanese subjects for drugs to treat ultra-rare diseases. The industry proposed waving the implementation of Japanese studies when deemed appropriate in a…

By Yoshinori Sagehashi

The Japanese health ministry’s expert panel tasked to discuss comprehensive policies for the rapid and stable supply of pharmaceuticals generally…

A key Japanese reimbursement policy panel on December 16 approved the government-backed plan for the FY2023 “off-year” drug price revision.…

Authorized generic (AG) strategies taken by innovative drug makers might help soften the impact of generic competition in their businesses but such tactics might also accelerate the application of “G1”/“G2” price cuts for their off-patent brand-name medicines, a Jiho tally…

Japan’s health ministry announced new NHI prices to be applied in April under the FY2022 drug price revision in the official gazette on March 4, with the earlier application of so-called “G1” price cuts to be implemented for the first…

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