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Defense Buildup Won’t Impact Degree of Cuts in Social Security Costs: MHLW Official

By Yoshinori Sagehashi November 22, 2022
As Japan seeks to build up its defense capabilities, some in the pharmaceutical industry are expressing concern that the government would further cut into drug prices to free up budgets for that purpose. However, a health ministry official tells Jiho…

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By Izuru Ando

While Japan has now granted its first emergency approval to Shionogi’s COVID-19 pill Xocova (ensitrelvir), the drug failed to win a unanimous vote by advisory panels, with skepticism lingering over its actual efficacy. To prep for the next emergency, which…

By Philip Carrigan

As the year 2022 draws to a close, what are managers thinking at the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and medical device companies? We surveyed 86 managers at these companies to find out what’s on their minds.For many managers, a common…

The average gap between the NHI prices and market prices of listed medicines shrank in the latest survey conducted in…

Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting proposed three drug pricing schemes designed to trigger the consolidation of generic makers on October 27, offering…

Authorized generic (AG) strategies taken by innovative drug makers might help soften the impact of generic competition in their businesses but such tactics might also accelerate the application of “G1”/“G2” price cuts for their off-patent brand-name medicines, a Jiho tally…

Japan’s health ministry announced new NHI prices to be applied in April under the FY2022 drug price revision in the official gazette on March 4, with the earlier application of so-called “G1” price cuts to be implemented for the first…