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Japan’s MHLW to Add Seven Disorders to Federally Funded Intractable Diseases List

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

TOKYO - Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will include seven more diseases to its intractable disease list, which is eligible for federal research funding, effective April 2009

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