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Viable Third-Party Review System Required for Drug Makers’ Advertisements

July 7, 2015
In response to a series of cases of clinical research fraud in recent years, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) is discussing a proposal that would require drug makers to include outside members on their boards that review…

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