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Twymeeg No 1 in GP Promotion in January, Dayvigo Most Pitched for HP: Intage

March 17, 2023
Sumitomo Pharma’s diabetes med Twymeeg (imeglimin) made a quick comeback to the summit as the most heavily promoted drug in January through sales rep detailing activities for GPs, after briefly sliding to third in the previous month, according to a…

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By Yuki Kato

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…

By Eric Persoff

The healthcare supply chain in Japan, as in all major markets, consists of biopharmaceutical manufacturers selling to wholesalers who in turn sell to hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies, where the drugs are finally dispensed to patients. Each party ideally contributes value…

By Yoshinori Sagehashi

The health ministry’s key expert panel on February 15 agreed on the need to consolidate the Japanese generic sector to…

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

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…