Drug Makers Target Japanese Women

The race is on among foreign pharmaceutical manufacturers to meet the needs of Japan’s increasingly aging female population. Demand for treatments for osteoporosis, breast cancer, and other post-menopausal ailments is expected to grow in line with the rising number of women suffering... Read More


Japan: MHLW Deregulates 350 Drugs

A Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) panel has recommended reclassifying 350 drugs and allowing them to be sold as over the counter (OTC) medications at convenience stores. Types of drugs include intestinal remedies, gargles, antiseptics, vitamin-based remedies and cough rubs.... Read More