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Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) is the leading Health Authority (HA) in Japan. The PMDA works along with the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) and is responsible for monitoring the registration and sale of medicinal products and medical devices in the country. The Agency aims at ensuring the safety, efficacy, and quality of the products that are being marketed in Japan. The MHLW regulates cosmetic products under the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Law (PMDL), and it also regulates health foods under the Food Sanitation Law.
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As a part of the international multicentre development programs, global pharmaceutical companies are turning to Japan for conducting clinical trials. This hints toward an upcoming surge in drug development in Japan and an increase in the number of pharmaceutical product registrations. To be a part of Japan’s pharmaceutical market, foreign drug developers need to be aware of the stringent registration and Regulatory pathways laid out by the PMDA.
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Japan is the second biggest market for medical devices and is expected to reach US$74.4 billion by 2025. The key factors driving the growth in the Japanese medical devices market are:
- The population is increasingly skewed toward geriatrics
- An increase in lifestyle diseases and chronic health conditions
- A broader population base being covered under the universal health insurance
- Regulatory changes to facilitate innovative technologies
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In Japan, health foods are regulated by the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) under the Food Sanitation Law. Japan is a major food importer with a food self-sufficiency rate of about 40%. Therefore, foods are imported from various countries. To ensure the safety of the imported foods, the MHLW monitors and inspects them at the quarantine stations located at the international airports and seaports.
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In Japan, cosmetic products are regulated by the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) under the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Law (PMDL), formerly known as the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law. The MHLW focuses on reviewing the applications of quasi-drugs and cosmetic registrations in Japan (both from foreign manufacturers and importers) and evaluates their adverse effect reports.
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