ACADEMIA

Lewy Body Dementia Specialist Sees Aricept Approval Modification as Positive Move

By Yoshinori Sagehashi December 6, 2022
A modification of the Japanese regulatory approval for Eisai’s Aricept (donepezil) to restrict its use in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a positive move that would promote the drug’s proper use, DLB specialist Yuta Manabe told Jiho…

To read the full story

Related Article

ACADEMIA

Is policy intervention necessary for Japanese drug makers reliant on off-patent brand-name medicines? Many members of the health ministry’s key…

A key Japanese reimbursement policy panel on December 16 approved the government-backed plan for the FY2023 “off-year” drug price revision.…

By Eric Persoff

The advance of cell therapy is one of the most exciting innovations in medical treatment in recent years. These drugs offer potential curative treatments for severe or previously fatal diseases. In this article, I will explain features and challenges in…

By Izuru Ando

The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will wrap up its discussions on the FY2023 tax reform plan within a few days. Some provisions of the R&D tax credit system, which allow drug makers to deduct a portion of R&D expenses from…

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…