July 30, 2013

Hypertensive drug sales in Japan estimated at 1 trillion yen or one sixth of all prescription drug sales

"Sales of hypertensive drugs amounts to more than ¥1 trillion a year (in Japan)...Dr. Makoto Kondo points out that there are 40 million people in Japan being treated for high blood pressure..... the Japanese government spends ¥37 trillion a year on medical care in the form of taxes and insurance payments, ¥6.14 trillion of which goes to drugs. That means hypertension medications account for one-sixth of all prescription drug sales in Japan."

Source: Blood pressure medication huge cash cow
by Philip Brasor & Masako Tsubuku
July 25th 2013
Japan Times

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