ACADEMIA

Gynecologist Stresses Urgent Need to Resume HPV Vaccinations, Cites Age Disparity in Cervical Cancer Risk

July 10, 2019
Six years after the Japanese government withdrew its active recommendation for HPV vaccines, a gynecologist says there is an urgent need to prevent cervical cancer more effectively by promoting such vaccinations again, pointing out that differences in vaccination status due…

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By Philip Carrigan

“The Tesla and SpaceX CEO sent an email to employees at both companies on Tuesday saying everyone must spend 40 hours per week in the office. ‘If you don’t show up, we will assume you have resigned. The more senior…

By Takashi Ohama

Pharma companies have seen Japan’s new “zero” premium coefficient rule extensively applied to medicines with low cost disclosure ratios since its introduction under the drug pricing reform this April. Of new drugs listed in the past two months, all six…

By Reiji Anasako

The average ratio of females in managerial posts at Japanese drug makers has finally reached a double-digit number, at 10.0%, a Jiho survey found. However, this is still well below a near-25% ratio logged by foreign players operating in the…

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…

A total of 15 new drugs (APIs) joined the NHI price list in 2021 with peak sales forecasts topping at 10 billion yen, many of them in the area of orphan diseases and with few mega launches, according to a…