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Japan Pharma Groups Stepping Up Lobbying on FY2021 Budget, Tax Reform

September 17, 2020
Japanese pharma trade associations are ramping up their lobbying campaigns with an eye to FY2021 budget requests and tax reforms, calling for funding to bolster coronavirus-related R&D and stable drug supplies, as well as the expansion of the R&D tax…

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