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PMDA’s Seriousness About Becoming a Leading Global Regulatory Authority to Be Tested

May 30, 2013
The Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) has compiled an “International Vision and Roadmap” as a future plan for its international activities. With “Global PMDA” as its catchphrase, the roadmap sets various urgent priorities for the coming years in areas…

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