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Facing Unprecedented Patent Cliff for Abilify, Otsuka Holdings Sets Forth Plan to Achieve Recovery in 2018

September 24, 2014
Otsuka Holdings has announced a midterm plan for 2014 through 2018, under which the company aims to compensate for the loss of patent protection for its antipsychotic drug Abilify (aripiprazole) through new products. Products the company has launched in recent…

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By Takashi Ohama

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) appears to be ready to begin post-launch drug price adjustments based on cost-effectiveness assessments (CEAs) for the first time since the system was introduced in April 2019. As price tweaks will be…

By Yoshinori Sagehashi

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Japan will go ahead with the introduction of a cost-effectiveness assessment (CEA) scheme for drugs and medical devices in April…

By Philip Carrigan

By managing personal bias during the interview process, hiring managers can significantly improve their hit rate placing winning candidates. The trouble is, it’s easier said than done. It’s only natural we tend to like people we can relate to, people…