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Will Drug Makers Move to Pull Plug on Off-Patent Brands under “G1” Scheme?

March 12, 2018
By Takashi Ebisawa With Japan to significantly shave the NHI prices of off-patent brand-name medicines in its drug price revision next month, all eyes are now on whether pharma companies will move to pull their products off the market under…

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