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Chuikyo Moving toward Conclusion on Issue of Insurance Coverage for Heparinoid Drugs

January 15, 2018
By Koji Shimomura In response to concerns that ethical moisturizing agents containing heparinoids such as Hirudoid are being prescribed for beauty purposes, the medical fee revision to be conducted in April 2018 is expected to include measures to promote the…

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