The healthcare supply chain in Japan, as in all major markets, consists of biopharmaceutical manufacturers selling to wholesalers who in turn sell to hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies, where the drugs are finally dispensed to patients. Each party ideally contributes value…
Japan Poised to Tap Its Version of “Compassionate Use” to Combat Challenges Left for Unapproved Drugs
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