REGULATORY

Japan Govt Eyes 4-6% Price Discrepancy Threshold for Off-Year Drug Re-Pricing

December 16, 2020
The Japanese government is expected to set a threshold to define the scope of products subject to its first “off-year” drug re-pricing next April at an NHI-market price discrepancy rate of somewhere between 4% and 6%, according to people familiar…

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