'Huge Sellers' Herald Changes in Japan Drug Pricing

Macarthur, Donald
October 2016
Pharmaceutical Executive;Oct2016, Vol. 36 Issue 10, p40
Trade Publication
The article discusses the impact of the government's price rules revision on the pharmaceutical industry of Japan with the introduction of mandatory cost-effectiveness standards. The repricing is unlikely to affect many brands but drugs such as Opdivo and Repatha have been reported as future targets. The increase of the prescription drug sales in the country in 2015 driven by factors related to universal health insurance and fee-for-service provider remuneration is also tackled.


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