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Large Gap in Performance of New Drugs; Products Including Clenafin, Uptravi Doing Well

November 22, 2017
By Reiji Anasako Drug makers’ April-September business results were driven by a weaker yen and growth in sales of global products. The domestic market, however, was sluggish due to the growing use of generics, particularly authorized generics, along with declining…

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Takeda Pharmaceutical CEO Christophe Weber highlighted the importance of gaining a strong foothold in the world’s largest pharma market at…

By Reiji Anasako

While generic drugs post solid growth in volume-based shares in Japan, their makers are pondering ways to retool their business…

By Yoshinori Sagehashi

Daiichi Sankyo and GlaxoSmithKline recently announced that they have agreed to dissolve their joint venture company, Japan Vaccine. The failure of this model of joint venture between a major Japanese and foreign drug maker in just six years is disappointing.Over…

By Gregory Ng

To many people, Japan has always been one of the world’s most advanced economies and a market of rich opportunities with one of the top healthcare systems worldwide.Add a rapidly changing demographic, a declining workforce, and the constant challenges of…