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JGA To Offer Generics Information Service Targeting Physicians

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

As a new measure to promote generic drug use, the Japan Generics Association will establish a website to provide generic drug information to physicians and pharmacists starting in April. The website will offer simple tools to compare brand drug costs with generics and savings to patients. JGA hopes the new measure will help expand the generics substitution rate in Japan. The industry group will also provide product information on quality and adverse effects of drugs of its 43 member companies. Currently, the information is only available through each company website. (Click here for more - Japanese language

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