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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.