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Drug Makers In Japan Want Price Cap Revisions

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Japanese pharmaceutical makers are asking the government to reconsider its decision to lower the cap on drug prices by 5.2 percent. The new price limits, which are lower than the 6.7 percent decrease of two years ago, are set to take effect in April. Drug makers contend the lowered caps do not give adequate consideration to the cost of developing new drugs. Chugai Pharmaceutical estimates it will suffer a 7.2 percent reduction in the prices it can charge for its products. (Click here for more - a subscription may be required

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