Nichi-Iko Aims For ‘Commanding Presence’ In Japan Generics Via Eisai Alliance
Eisai has become the latest R&D-based pharma company in Japan to offload its non-innovative products as it seeks to maximize their sales and focus more on novelty and, by implication, the rewards this can bring under Japan’s evolving reimbursement pricing system.
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