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Foreign Players’ Japan Sales Hit Plateau as 11 Firms See Paltry 0.2% Rise; Pfizer, Boehringer Falter

June 20, 2018
By Reiji Anasako Japan sales of foreign drug makers appear to have leveled off in 2017 as 11 companies barely delivered an average revenue rise, at just 0.2%, with Pfizer and Nippon Boehringer Ingelheim battered by generic erosions into their…

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