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Health ministry to delay introduction of new drug price adjustment system

  • November 30, 2017
  • , Asahi , p. 7
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The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has decided to postpone the full-scale introduction of a system for adjusting the prices of expensive drugs by assessing their cost-effectiveness, which was scheduled for next fiscal year, to fiscal 2019 or later. The decision was announced at a subcommittee meeting of the Central Social Insurance Medical Council (MHLW’s advisory panel) held on Nov. 29.

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