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Japan Report | 2018 - a big year for Japanese pharma

Japan has the world’s third largest pharma industry. Yet, for many international companies the market has not proved easy to access. Very high barriers to entry have combined with a historically...

Japanese drug production grew in 2015 according to new MHLW data

13/04/2017 Industry News
12 April 2017 By Gareth MacDonald, Domestic Pharmaceutical production increased in Japan in 2015 according to data release by the MHLW. A study by the Ministry of Health,...

Japan’s Takeda acquires US cancer drug manufacturer ARIAD for $5.2bn

24/02/2017 Industry News
February 2017 By Pharmaceutical Technology Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceutical Company has completed the previously announced acquisition of American oncology company ARIAD Pharmaceuticals for $5.2bn...

Sanofi to launch 20 new drugs in Japan by 2020

02/12/2016 Industry News
29 November 2016 By BioSpectrum Bureau In Japan, Sanofi is eager to introduce new drugs as generics continue to eat its profits. Singapore: If reports are to be believed French drug giant Sanofi is...

‘Huge Sellers’ Herald Changes in Japan Drug Pricing

18/10/2016 Industry News
Oct 13, 2016 By Donald Macarthur, Pharmaceutical Executive, Volume 36, Issue 10 The revision of pricing rules that occurs every...
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Japan's Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Market to Top $1 Billion by 2020

25/09/2014 Industry News
Sep 25, 2014 By The Pharm Exec staff Pharmaceutical Executive -- The Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) treatment market in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries of India, Australia, China and Japan will expand...
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Report from Japan

01/08/2012 Industry News
After a series of government reforms that are appealing to both domestic and foreign players, the Japanese pharma market is making a comeback.