COMMENTARY

Transparency Guidelines Go Live, Will It Help Pharmas Win Public Trust?

August 2, 2013
Financial payment reporting based on the Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association’s (JPMA) transparency guidelines finally got underway, with Pfizer Japan becoming the first company to declare its payouts under this rule. The Japanese arm of the world’s largest pharmaceutical maker said…

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