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Japan price cuts loom less

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

AdvaMed is "cautiously optimistic" that upcoming biannual cuts in reimbursement for medical devices in Japan will be in aggregate less severe than in the past, the trade group's CEO Steve Ubl said. Japan's MHLW has already released its proposal to manufacturers, who have the opportunity to raise objections. The final reimbursement levels, which take effect April 1, are expected to be released shortly. The device industry continues to lobby against Japan's use of foreign average pricing and other measures to reduce device payments (1"The Gray Sheet" Oct. 8, 2007, p. 3)

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