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Pharma Industry Watered Down Original Proposals for Pricing Overhaul, Corrections Necessary: Kenporen Director

By Yoshinori Sagehashi September 12, 2019
As Japan gears up for its next drug pricing reform in April 2020, Shoji Kono, director of the National Federation of Health Insurance Societies (Kenporen), says “corrections” to the system will be necessary because the government’s initial proposals for the…

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By Takashi Ohama

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) appears to be ready to begin post-launch drug price adjustments based on cost-effectiveness assessments (CEAs) for the first time since the system was introduced in April 2019. As price tweaks will be…

By Yoshinori Sagehashi

Biogen’s controversial Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab was filed for Japanese regulatory approval in December. If approved, it will be the first…

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Japan will go ahead with the introduction of a cost-effectiveness assessment (CEA) scheme for drugs and medical devices in April…

By Philip Carrigan

By managing personal bias during the interview process, hiring managers can significantly improve their hit rate placing winning candidates. The trouble is, it’s easier said than done. It’s only natural we tend to like people we can relate to, people…