Japan's MHLW Will Triple Review Officers To Shorten Device Lag
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
TOKYO - Responding to foreign criticisms about a long medical device approval lag, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will implement several measures, including tripling the number of examination officers beginning in fiscal 2009 (which begins next April), as part of a new medical examination acceleration action program, a ministry official said Dec. 16
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