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Lenvima Heading into Megablockbuster Territory, Will Merck Tie-Up Help It Top Combined Aricept/Pariet Sales?

By Reiji Anasako March 12, 2020
Eisai is aiming to notch up a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20% over FY2020-2025 under its five-year business plan. The primary driver will certainly be Lenvima (lenvatinib), a fast-growing cancer drug that has earned an up-to-US$5.76 billion alliance…

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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…

Japan’s key reimbursement policy panel on December 20 approved an outline of its FY2020 drug pricing reform next April, with…

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) on November 27 added to the NHI price list Japan’s first biosimilars of Avastin (bevacizumab), Nesp (darbepoetin alfa), and Forteo (teriparatide). The NHI prices of first biosimilars are set at 70% of…

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

By Philip Carrigan

After decades in recruitment, I say from experience that there’s a particular way to attract candidates to a given role. Do it right, and you’ll have talent chasing you. Get it wrong, and you’ll be left listening to the crickets…