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March 31, 2008: JKS News: Mid-sized generics maker Showa Yakuhin Kako KK plan MBO in collaboration with Tokio Marine Capital KK Tokio Marine Capital BldgTokio Marine Capital Bldg ... related reading
March 30, 2008: Yomiuri Shimbun Yomiuri Shimbun HQYomiuri Shimbun HQ survey: 87% of university physicians involved in preparing treatment guidelines received donations for pharmaceutical firms in excess of 26 billion Yen...
March 28, 2008: JKS News: Dr. Tatsuya Kondo PMDA Dr. Tatsuya KondoPMDA Dr. Tatsuya Kondo, current Head of the International Medical Center of Japan Hospital appointed as the new Director-General of PMDA PMDA Headoffice in TokyoPMDA Headoffice in Tokyo
March 27, 2008: JKS News: Closing FY 2007: Kirin Holdings Kirin Holdings headofficeKirin Holdings headoffice expect Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Kyowa Hakko Kogyo headofficeKyowa Hakko Kogyo headoffice acquisition to lift net profit by 94%; Taisho Seiyaku KK Taisho Seiyaku headofficeTaisho Seiyaku headoffice revised down 8 % of the forecast ... Kirin news  |  related readings
March 25, 2008: JKS News: PMDA PMDA Headoffice in TokyoPMDA Headoffice in Tokyo to eliminate the "drug lag" in FY 2011 by reducing the NDA review time to 18 months
March 25, 2008: JKS News: MHLW MHLW Headoffice in TokyoMHLW Headoffice in Tokyo announced that total of 4,000 large medical treatment institutions, other hospitals and clinics, and pharmacies to test online billing system ...Ehealth Japan
March 21, 2008: JKS News: JGPMA Chairman of the Japan Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturers AssociationChairman of the Japan Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association to change its Japanese name on April 1, foresee FY 2008 as critical for achievement of 30% generics share in 2012, expands membership to 43 companies ... related sources
March 19, 2008: JKS News: Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA) JPMA Office bldg in TokyoJPMA Office bldg in Tokyo held general meeting on business policy for FY 2008: biopharmaceuticals guidelines, GMP audit for foreign manufacturers details in JAD Database top the agenda
March 19, 2008: JKS News: Fujifilm Holdings Fujifilm Holdings headofficeFujifilm Holdings headoffice tender offer for 66% controlling stake in Toyama Kagaku KK Toyama Kagaku headofficeToyama Kagaku headoffice completed successfully, Taisho Seiyaku KK Taisho Seiyaku headofficeTaisho Seiyaku headoffice remains as junior co-owner ...products details in JAD Database | related readings
March 18, 2008: JKS News: After acquiring Amgen KK Amgen KK office in Sapia Tower, TokyoAmgen KK office in Sapia Tower, Tokyo in February, Takeda Yakuhin Takeda Yakuhin Kogyo KK HQ in Osaka Midosuji BldgTakeda Yakuhin Kogyo KK HQ in Osaka Midosuji Bldg to buy-out the Abbott's shares in their overseas JV TAP Pharmaceuticals TAP Headquarters in Lake Forest, IL, USATAP Headquarters in Lake Forest, IL, USA ...related reading
March 18, 2008: JKS News: "Study Committee for Accelerated Introduction of Medical Devices with Higher Treatment Needs" to the Medical Devices Evaluation Section of Evaluation and Licensing Division, PFSB, MHLW MHLW Headoffice in TokyoMHLW Headoffice in Tokyo held its 7th Meeting: 59 unapproved medical devices and technologies under review...related report preview
March 15, 2008: JKS News: Sanofi-aventis KK Sanofi-aventis KK headofficeSanofi-aventis KK headoffice plans to invest 1 billion Yen in enhancing production in Kawagoe manufacturing plant Sanofi-aventis KK plantSanofi-aventis KK plant, to dissolve all co-marketing agreements with domestic firms... details in JAD Databases
March 14, 2008: JKS News: Listed Nichi-Iko Seiyaku Nichi-Iko Seiyaku headofficeNichi-Iko Seiyaku headoffice to acquire from Teikoku Seiyaku Teikoku Seiyaku headofficeTeikoku Seiyaku headoffice the mid-size generic maker Teikoku Medix Teikoku Medix headofficeTeikoku Medix headoffice, aiming to become the largest generic manufacturer in Japan... details in JAD Databases  |  key reading
March 13, 2008: JKS News: Pfizer KK auctions Pfizer Japan auctionPfizer Japan auction the former Japanese Central Research Laboratory equipment... related Pfizer news
March 12, 2008: JKS News: US Heparin recall scandal spills to Japan: 17 marketed products containing Heparin sodium API manufactured in Chinese plant of Scientific Protein Laboratories LLC Changzhou plant of Scientific Protein Laboratories LLCChangzhou plant of Scientific Protein Laboratories LLC, to be voluntarily recalled... full coverage
March 7, 2008: JKS News: Mylan KK Mylan Japan headofficeMylan Japan headoffice completed the acquisition of generic business of Merck Japan, plans to become leading generic manufacturer in Japan... details in JAD Databases  |  key reading
March 5, 2008: JKS News: MHLW MHLW Headoffice in TokyoMHLW Headoffice in Tokyo announced the biannual drug price reimbursement adjustment effective April 1, 2008: out of 14,350 eligible products, the prices of 12,740 products were reduced, 1,742 - left unchanged and 77 products received an increase. Most heavily affected are the groups of ARB (average of 8.7% reduction) and SSRI (average of 6.9% reduction) type drugs ...price consulting services
March 5, 2008: JKS News: MOF Ministry of Finance headofficeMinistry of Finance headoffice reported that in 2008 the customs have seized 96,591 counterfeit drug products as 80% amounted to counterfeited or bogus Viagra Seized counterfeited ViagraSeized counterfeited Viagra tablets ... related report preview
March 5, 2008: JKS News: Science Council of Japan Science Council of JapanScience Council of Japan submitted a petition to the Government calling for doubling the tobacco tax and other similar measures aimed to reduce the highest among industrial nations male smoking rate
March 3, 2008: JKS News: Japan Drug Master Files updated... details in JAD Databases  |  key reading
February 29, 2008: PMDA: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Safety Information Bulletin No. 244 PMDISPMDSI released, changes in package inserts for 11 products detailed
February 28, 2008: JKS News: Pfizer Japan's Pfizer Japan KK HQPfizer Japan KK HQ Senior Vice President Clinical Development S. Azoulay, Senior Vice President Clinical DevelopmentS. Azoulay, Senior Vice President Clinical Development announced 6 expected approvals in 2008 - other Pfizer news; on same day the Second Subcommittee of Drugs of PAFSC, MHLW MHLW Headoffice in TokyoMHLW Headoffice in Tokyo pre-approved Sutent ... details in JAD Database
February 27, 2008: Japanese pharma market has for the first time ever exceeded 8 trillion Yen in 2008, but downward effect of the April 2008 price cut expected ...more services
February 26, 2008: JKS News: JETRO JETRO HQ, TokyoJETRO HQ, Tokyo and Saito Life Science Park Saito Life Science ParkSaito Life Science Park held the 2nd Saito International Symposium and Business Matching "Opportunities for Nucleic Acids Based Medicines"
February 26, 2008: JKS News: Kitasato University Kitasato University School of PharmacyKitasato University School of Pharmacy and Harvard School of Public Health Harvard School of Public HealthHarvard School of Public Health jointly organized their 7.5th Symposium on "Advanced and Global Drug Development Techniques: Focus on Clinical Research capabilities in Japan"
February 22, 2008: First Subcommittee of Drugs of PAFSC, MHLW MHLW Headoffice in TokyoMHLW Headoffice in Tokyo pre-approved Humira, ARB, SNRI products ... details in JAD Database
February 13, 2008: JKS News: Fujifilm Holdings Fujifilm Holdings headofficeFujifilm Holdings headoffice - a major Japanese industrial conglomerate with no pharmaceutical sales launched TOB to obtain 66% controlling stake in venerable antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drug developer Toyama Kagaku KK Toyama Kagaku headofficeToyama Kagaku headoffice over its current partner Taisho Seiyaku KK Taisho Seiyaku headofficeTaisho Seiyaku headoffice ...products details in JAD Database | related readings
February 12, 2008: JKS News: Biofermin Seiyaku - a specialized maker of Lactobacillus dietary products Biofermin Seiyaku headofficeBiofermin Seiyaku headoffice targeted by tender buy-out offer from Taisho Seiyaku KK Taisho Seiyaku headofficeTaisho Seiyaku headoffice ...products details in JAD Database | related readings
February 12, 2008: JKS News: Teva Pharmaceuticals KK Teva Japan headofficeTeva Japan  headoffice filled a lawsuit for Pravastatin sodium (DMF, products and makers details in JAD Database) patent infringement against Kyowa Hakko Kogyo KK Kyowa Hakko headofficeKyowa Hakko headoffice in a move widely perceived as a strong warning against use of cheaper API ... Statins in Japan coverage  |   Kyowa Hakko news
February 11, 2008: The Japanese Red Cross Society The Japanese Red Cross Society office buildingThe Japanese Red Cross Society office building to start free diabetes checks for all potential donors assuming 16 million people are at risk in Japan ... related report preview
February 8, 2008: JKS News: At the Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Conference Eisai KK reported the completion of MGI Pharma acquisition, announced updated "Dramatic Leap Plan 2011" Dramatic Leap Plan 2011 logoDramatic Leap Plan 2011 logo claiming a rich anticancers pipeline ... previous news coverage  |  related readings
February 5, 2008: JKS News: The generic industry leader Sawai Yakuhin KK President of Sawai Yakuhin and current Chairman of the Japan Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturers AssociationPresident of Sawai Yakuhin and current Chairman of the Japan Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association reported to the Financial Services Agency that the Fidelity Investment KK Fidelity Investment KK HQ in Shiroyama Trust Tower, TokyoFidelity Investment KK HQ in Shiroyama Trust Tower, Tokyo is now holding more than 10% of its shares ... related news  |  sources
February 4, 2008: JKS News: Amgen KK Amgen KK office in Sapia Tower, TokyoAmgen KK office in Sapia Tower, Tokyo sale to Takeda Yakuhin Takeda Yakuhin Kogyo KK HQ in Osaka Midosuji BldgTakeda Yakuhin Kogyo KK HQ in Osaka Midosuji Bldg can trigger further realignment of Japanese pharma industry along the "domestic vs. foreign company" fault line ...related reading
February 1, 2008: PMDA: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Safety Information Bulletin No. 243 PMDISPMDSI released, changes in package inserts for 7 products detailed
January 31, 2008: Second and First Subcommittee of Drugs of PAFSC, MHLW MHLW Headoffice in TokyoMHLW Headoffice in Tokyo pre-approved products, including new anticancers ... details in JAD Database
January 30, 2008: JKS News: Central Social Insurance Medical Council (CSIMC) CSIMC meeting (archival photo)CSIMC meeting (archival photo) decided on price cuts for 30 products in 11 categories, including predominately ARB and SSRI
January 28-29, 2008: JKS News: Yokohama City University Yokohama City UniversityYokohama City University and FDA CDER co-sponsored the International Science Forum "Scientific Tools to Promote Biological Medical Product Success" with focus on the governmental strategic initiative "Promotion of Integrative Celerity Research (ICR)"
January 28, 2008: JKS News: BioAsia 2008 BioAsia 2008BioAsia 2008 hold in Tokyo - new venture capital climate for biopharma, differences in regional regulatory frameworks discussed
January 26, 2008: JKS News: The Center for Clinical Trials of the Japan Medical Association JMACCTJMACCT co-sponsored the "International Meeting in Hamamatsu for Promotion of Joint Clinical Trials" aiming to increase the share of investigator-initiated clinical trials with J-CLIPNET involvement ...related news
January 25, 2008: MHLW: 22 new products approved in the winter round of drug approval ... details in JAD Database
January 24, 2008: JKS News: Central Social Insurance Medical Council (CSIMC) CSIMC meeting (archival photo)CSIMC meeting (archival photo) held the 120th Meeting, the Medical Treatment Fee Basic Problems Subcommittee approved insurance coverage for 42 new medical devices and technologies
January 22, 2008: JKS News: Pharmaceuticals and Food Safety Bureau Pharmaceuticals and Food Safety BureauPharmaceuticals and Food Safety Bureau 8.9 billion Yen budget for 2008 to have priority allocations for "drug lag", international joint clinical trials, reinforcement of safety measures and promotion of generics
January 21, 2008: JKS News: Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA) JPMA Office bldg in TokyoJPMA Office bldg in Tokyo published its guidance on Electronic Data Capture for clinical trials
January 17, 2008: JKS News: PMDA's Chief Executive and a former Director-General of PFSB A. Miyajima PMDA Headoffice in TokyoPMDA Headoffice in Tokyo abruptly resigned as a fallout of HCV scandal, "personal circumstances" cited
January 16, 2008: JKS News: PMDA PMDA Headoffice in TokyoPMDA Headoffice in Tokyo hold the "Second PMDA International Biologics Symposium"
January 16, 2008: JKS News: Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Agency (PMDA) PMDA Headoffice in TokyoPMDA Headoffice in Tokyo unveiled the "Basic Principles on Global Clinical Trials" ...technical texts
January 15, 2008: MHLW: Pharmaceuticals and Food Safety Bureau MHLW Headoffice in TokyoPharmaceuticals and Food Safety Bureau to speed up the medical devices approval by revising the submission guidelines before the end of 2008, and by increasing the number of internal reviewers...document sources
January 11, 2008: JKS News: Novartis Pharma Novartis Labs TsukubaNovartis Labs Tsukuba the latest multinational to close its research facility in Japan ... related news
January 10, 2008: JKS News: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine LSHTMLSHTM Report: Japanese women have the lowest rates of preventable deaths in the world, as a whole Japan comes second ...research
January 9, 2008: Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting office buildingMitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting office building Prognosis: with introduction in 2008 of the mandatory insurance check-up the market for metabolic syndrome will reach 3.6 trillion Yen in 2010 ... report preview
January 8, 2008: JKS News: After the PM formally apologized PM Y. Fukuda bowing to HCV plaintiffsPM Y. Fukuda bowing to HCV plaintiffs to hepatitis C plaintiffs, a lawmakers-sponsored bill offering relief for all patients passed the Lower House ... full news  |  related sources
January 7, 2008: JKS News: The Minister of HLW MHLW Minister MasuzoeMHLW Minister Misuzoe chaired the first meeting of the advisory committee responsible for creating 10-years "Vision for Relief and Desired Medical Care Security"
January 4, 2008: Yomiuri Shimbun Yomiuri Shimbun HQYomiuri Shimbun HQ survey: "Quirky" diagnostic criteria result in 1-42% range in colorectal cancer screening findings; lack of unified standards blamed
January 3, 2008: JKS News: Year 2008 Pharma Roundup Foreign M & A by Japanese companies in 2008 remained at the historical high level of 2.8 trillion Yen as pharma / health acquisitions outstanding ...related reading
January 1, 2008: JKS News: In 2008 Pfizer Japan Pfizer Japan KK HQPfizer Japan KK HQ will launch smoking-cessation product Varenicline and will completely ban smoking at all company premises ... other news


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