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Sales of Class 1 OTC Drugs Recovering Since January 2010: JSMI

September 12, 2011
According to the results of a survey and analysis announced by the Japan Self-Medication Industry (JSMI) on August 29, sales of Class 1 OTC drugs, which had been sluggish since the amendment of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law (PAL) in June…

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