Japan working on "drug lags" but still some way to go
This article was originally published in Scrip
Japan has made progress towards one of its main pharmaceutical regulatory goals, that of reducing "drug lag", but will need to keep up the pace of change if it is to meet its official target for faster approvals.
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Highlighting progress it has made over the past few years, Japan’s regulatory agency says it wants to raise even further the number of “Japan-first” approvals, as part of its stated mission to get safe and effective new drugs to patients more quickly.