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Drug Makers on Hunt for “Mibyo” Biz Opportunities as Pricing Rules Get Stricter

By Reiji Anasako March 5, 2019
With Japan’s tighter price control casting a chill over its pharma market, companies are setting their sights beyond the field of health insurance to carve out a new revenue stream, seeking opportunities in the business to tackle “mibyo” - a…

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