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Japan's Ministry Holds Strategy Meeting On Hepatitis Treatment

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

To promote the development of new drugs and treatment for viral hepatitis B and hepatitis C, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare established a Hepatitis Treatment Strategy Council and will hold the first meeting May 27. The meeting will discuss such topics as reducing the side effects of current treatments, treatments for relapsing patients and the development of the next generation of antiviral and cirrhosis drugs. The meeting will also discuss measures such as increased budget funding and more basic research to encourage development of new therapeutic drugs. (Click here for more - Japanese language



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