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Is Japan about to switch on medicines reclassification?

  • At: Amsterdam (the Netherlands) (2012)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: GAULD, Natalie (University of Auckland, General Practice and Primary Healthcare, Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Co-author(s): Kurosawa, N. (Hokkaido Pharmaceutical University, Sapporo, Japan)
    Kelly, F. (University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand)
    Emmerton, L. (Curtin University, Perth, Australia)
    Buetow, S. (University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Abstract:

    Background: Prescription to non-prescription reclassification (‘switch’) might help to relieve pressure on health funding from Japan’s aging population. Reclassification has been proposed for medicines including ACE inhibitors and diabetes agents.Aims: To ascertain barriers and enablers for medicines reclassification in Japan.Methods:


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