December 20, 2016 / 2:39 AM / 7 months ago

Japan to review drug prices more frequently to curb rising healthcare costs

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TOKYO, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Japan said on Tuesday it planned to start reviewing prescription drug prices once a year, increasing their frequency from once every two years, as the government tries to curb mounting healthcare costs in a rapidly ageing society.

The move comes amid growing resistance to rising drug prices around the world.

Reporting by Ritsuko Shimizu; Writing by Naomi Tajitsu; Editing by Edwina Gibbs

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