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Generic Industry at Crossroads: Companies Face Pressing Need to Boost Profitability ahead of FY2020

By Reiji Anasako November 28, 2018
While generic drugs post solid growth in volume-based shares in Japan, their makers are pondering ways to retool their business strategies and forge profit-making setups as they head towards FY2020 - the milestone year that marks the deadline of the…

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By Philip Carrigan

As the year 2022 draws to a close, what are managers thinking at the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and medical device companies? We surveyed 86 managers at these companies to find out what’s on their minds.For many managers, a common…

By Yoshinori Sagehashi

Debates on the planned FY2023 off-year drug price revision are now entering the final stretch. Healthcare providers and payers have made their conflicting positions clear on the scope of products to be covered by the re-pricing, while the pharma industry…

A Japanese reimbursement policy panel on November 16 saw a continued scuffle between members representing healthcare providers and payers over…

Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting proposed three drug pricing schemes designed to trigger the consolidation of generic makers on October 27, offering…

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…