The NHI Drug Price Listing and Launch of Teriparatide BS MOCHIDA, a Treatment for Osteoporosis, in Japan

Mochida Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan, President: Naoyuki Mochida, hereinafter: Mochida) announced that “Teriparatide BS Subcutaneous Injection Kit 600μg MOCHIDA” (Development code: RGB-10) has been launched in Japan as the NHI (National Health Insurance) Drug Price has been listed today.

The product is a biosimilar of teriparatide (genetical recombination) which Mochida has developed in Japan based on a comprehensive license and collaboration agreement with Gedeon Richter Plc. in Hungary, and is a treatment for osteoporosis that enhances bone formation and improves bone structure. It is a disposable kit preparation with delivery device and available for self-injection.

As the first teriparatide (genetical recombination) biosimilar in Japan, Mochida believes that the product will contribute to improving the Quality of Life and to reducing the financial burden of patients with osteoporosis.


Brand name: Teriparatide BS Subcutaneous Injection Kit 600μg MOCHIDA

Generic Name: Teriparatide (Genetical Recombination) [Teriparatide Biosimilar 1]

Ingredients and Contents: Aqueous injection containing 600µg Teriparatide (Genetical Recombination) [Teriparatide Biosimilar 1] in 1 kit

Indications: Osteoporosis at high risk of fracture

Dosage and Administration: The usual adult dose is 20 μg of Teriparatide (genetical recombination) [teriparatide biosimilar 1] administered by subcutaneous injection once a day. The maximum total duration of treatment with Teriparatide should be 24 months.

Package: Kit: 2.4 mL × 1

NHI Drug Price: Teriparatide BS Subcutaneous Injection Kit 600μg MOCHIDA 26,491 Yen

Approval Date: September 20, 2019

NHI Drug Price Listing Date: November 27, 2019

Launch Date: November 27, 2019

Manufacturer/ Distributor: Mochida Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd

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