MHLW Minister Supports Introduction Of Alternative Medicines To Treat Cancer
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
At a Japanese congressional budget hearing, the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Yoichi Matsuzoe voiced support for the introduction of complementary and alternative medicines to treat cancers and other diseases. To be covered by insurance, the medicines have to be able to show effectiveness and safety, Matsuzoe said. In terms of financial support, Matsuzoe cites the example of the U.S. National Center For Complementary And Alternative Medicine, which had a budget of ¥1.5 billion for 2007; he said that MHLW sets a budget of about ¥100 million for the medicines. (Click here for more-Japanese language
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