Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

Policy Information

■ Outline of the Law for Partial Revision of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law (Act No.84 of 2013) (PDF:1,072KB) 
■ Strategy of SAKIGAKE 
■ International Pharmaceutical Regulatory Harmonization Strategy – Regulatory Science Initiative – 
■ Registration opens for EMA/FDA/MHLW-PMDA Orphan Product Designation Workshop 
■ General Overview (PDF)
  (Source: MHLW’s Pamphlet)
■ Overview of Orphan Drug/Medical Device Designation System 
■ References
  ● Health and Medical Services
  ● Living Environment
  (Source: Annual Health, Labour, and Welfare Report 2015)
■ Information for those who are bringing medicines for personal use into Japan  
■ International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR) ICCR-7 Stakeholder Session on July 9, 2013 (PDF:65KB)
■ Revision of the Ministerial Ordinance on Standards for Manufacturing Control and Quality Control for Medical Devices and In-Vitro Diagnostics  


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