COMMENTARY

IPOs or Sale? Employee Motivation Depends on Exit Strategies of Investment Funds

By Reiji Anasako September 16, 2020
The Blackstone Group, a major US private equity firm, has announced the acquisition of Takeda Consumer Healthcare Company (TCHC), a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical. Investment funds and other industries have been putting out feelers toward the pharmaceutical sector in recent…

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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…