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280 generic products listed in National Health Insurance (NHI) Price List - "Lyrica" as the first generic drug and other drugs from 22 companies joined the list.
December 11th, 2020
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) will list 280 generic products in the price list of NHI today. The first generic listing is 123 items of three ingredients and 12 standards, including the pain treatment drug "Pregabalin" (original product: Lyrica=Pfizer) and so forth. Authorized Generic (A.G.), released as a generic product with the permission from the original product manufacturer to use the patent, is contained in 4 items of two ingredients, and four standards such as "Clopidogrel sulfate/aspirin" (ComPlavin Combination Tablets=Sanofi K.K.) and so forth, only if it is limited to the first generic drug. The rule of “0.4 multiplication” of the drug price of the original product for internal drugs if the new NHI price list requests exceed 10 items, will apply to 80 items of one ingredient and seven standards .
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