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As medical costs mount, Japan to weigh cost-effectiveness in setting drug prices

As medical costs mount, Japan to weigh cost-effectiveness in setting drug prices

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese doctor Yasushi Goto remembers prescribing the cancer drug Opdivo to an octogenarian and wondering whether taxpayers might object to helping fund treatment, which at the time cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, for patients in their twilight years. FILE PHOTO: A staff …

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