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FPMAJ May Find it Difficult to Compile Unified Statement of Views on TPP Talks Due to Disagreement among Original and Generic Drug Makers

June 24, 2013
The government on June 17 asked 128 domestic industry organizations, including healthcare and pharmaceutical trade groups, to compile their views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and submit them by July 17 in preparation for Japan’s participation in the TPP…

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