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NCGM to Initiate Clinical Study of Convalescent Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 as Early as February

January 28, 2021
The National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM) will begin clinical research as early as next month using plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 infection, Hiroaki Mitsuya, director-general of the center’s Research Institute, revealed on January 26.…

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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

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…