Japan plans to revise its guidelines on the drone delivery of medicines later this month, which would mark the first revision since they were established two years ago. Service providers are closely watching how they will be revised, with calls…
MOF, MHLW Push Conflicting Narratives on Drug Cost Control; Macroeconomic Indexing Is a Major Focus Too
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