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Japan's Ministry To Establish New Centers To Support Joint Overseas Clinic Trials

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

To support joint clinic trials on new drugs between domestic medical facilities and overseas partners, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced Sept. 8 plans to establish several research centers to handle issues such as drafting English clinic trial contracts and conducting ethics review based on international standards to protect patients. MHLW has requested a ¥600 million budget for the plan. The plan aims to reduce the cost burden on Japanese domestic medical facilities and increase joint clinic trials with overseas counterparts to promote earlier commercialization of new drugs. (Click here for more - Japanese language



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