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The Power in Teaching Your Team “How to Speak”

By Philip Carrigan May 28, 2019
Earlier this year, I attended a conference discussing the trends of Japan’s pharmaceutical industry. The objective of the conference was to determine what Japanese pharmaceutical companies were doing, and what they could be doing, to make themselves more competitive on…

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By Yasuchika Hisatani

In early October, the Japanese Heart Failure Society (JHFS) held its first annual scientific meeting since it published a focused update of the heart failure treatment guidelines in March jointly with the Japanese Circulation Society. The confab featured a series…

By Philip Carrigan

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