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Regional Formulary Initiatives Underway, Eyes on Cost Control for Branded Drugs with No Gx

January 22, 2019
As Japan’s generic utilization rate is nearing a plateau, there are emerging initiatives to forge regional drug formularies to curtail costs not only through a switch from long-listed products (LLPs), but also from brand-name medicines with no low-cost copies. A…

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