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Japan’s Drug Distribution Crisis: Pharma Urges Govt To Reform Pricing System

Low Prices Seen Part Of Wider Problem

Executive Summary

The impact of drug shortages in Japan, including of essential products, is being considered as part of government-level discussions to consider the appropriateness of the current reimbursement pricing system. Amid rising production costs and wider global challenges, some experts in the industry are now asking for price increases.

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