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MHLW To Consider Switch Of 19 Drugs to OTC, Including 12 Hypertension Products

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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TOKYO - As a means to reduce national healthcare costs, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare June 7 released 19 pharmaceutical drugs for deliberation by its policy commission as potential switches to over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. The list included 12 hypertension drugs to be sold OTC, believed to be the first time in the world

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