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Family Members Of Congenital Scoliosis Petition For Earlier Approval Of Corrective Device

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Family members of patients with congenital scoliosis visited the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and petitioned for an earlier approval of corrective device vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR). The non-profit organization, VEPTR No Kai also presented Minister Yoiichi Masuzoe a letter with 63,800 signatures. Currently approved in the U.S., VEPTR has yet to be approved or covered by insurance in Japan. (Click here for more - Japanese language)



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