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Drug Formulary Initiatives Moving Beyond Hospitals, Generic Makers Prepping for Regional Lists

By Reiji Anasako January 30, 2019
Initiatives to draw up formularies, or preferred drug lists, are extending beyond the walls of individual hospitals in Japan, with regional bodies starting to launch such efforts to utilize generics for cost controls. The move comes in tandem with the…

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