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2017
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Newsletter Vol. 26 (Oct, 2017) 
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- Japan’s Healthcare Challenge
- About the AMDD Advocacy Committee
- Patient’s Voice: Nuclear Medicine Treatment in Cancer Care
High Hopes for RI (radioisotope internal radiation therapy) - Voice from the Local Government: Support of Medical Device Development at the Saitama Leading Edge Project
- AMDD Holds Extraordinary General Meeting
- AMDD Participates in the Kasumigaseki Summer Holiday Event, "Kasumigaseki Kid's Day"
- Value of Medical Technology <Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer>: Reducing Discomfort and Enhancing Diagnostic Capabilities to Increase the Rate of Mammography Screenings
- AMDD Revamps Regular Member Meetings

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Newsletter Vol. 25 (Jun, 2017) 
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- A Global Threat; Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): The Importance of Clinical Testing to Protect Japan
- Direction of Policies for Medical Devices
- Patient’s Voice: Treatment Methods and Future Challenges for Pediatric Brain Tumors
- Voice from the Local Government: Expectations for the Medical Device Industry— For Creation of Innovation —
- AMDD Co-Sponsored the Japan Medical Association/AdvaMed Joint Symposium
- AMDD Held the General Meeting
- Value of Medical Technology<Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer>: Evolution of Laparoscopic Surgery: Cancer Surgery Without Opening the Abdomen
- AMDD Held 6th Joint Media Seminar with JACRI

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Newsletter Vol. 24 (Feb., 2017)
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- Proposal for Ensuring Access to Advanced Medical Devices and Promoting Sound Finances for Medical Insurers
- AMDD Holds 8th New Year’s Party
- Value of Medical Technology <Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer>
Capsule Endoscopy Effective for Image Diagnosis of Small and Large Intestines
- AMDD Holds a Lecture for Member Companies

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2016
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Newsletter Vol.23 (Nov, 2016)
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- Current Situation and Issues of Radiation Exposure, and New Technologies in the Field of Cardiology
- Medical Devices as a Growth Strategy
- Patient’s Voice: Issues and the Future of Treatment for Pediatric Cancer
- Voice from the Local Government: Aiming for a Hub Cluster in Asia - Arrival of base for open innovation in “Fujinokuni” (home of Mt. Fuji) Shizuoka Prefecture
- AMDD Holds the Extraordinary General Meeting
- AMDD Participates in “Kasumigaseki Kid’s Day,” a Summer Vacation Event
- Value of Medical Technology <Cancer> Companion Diagnosis
- AMDD Holds the 26th Media Lecture — The Influence of Radiation on the Medical Frontline and the Latest Technology for Reducing Radiation Exposure
- Radiation Exposure, Risks, and Cutting-edge Technologies in Orthopedic Surgery
- Measurements of Medical Exposure and Protection for Intravascular Treatment


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Newsletter Vol.22 (Jun, 2016)
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- Now is the Time to Accelerate the Development and Recognition of Innovative Medical Devices
- Revision of the Medical Service Fees in Fiscal 2016
- Patient’s Voice: ERAS by Early Postoperative Enteral Nutrition (PEG/PEJ) Improves the QOL of Patients Following Total Gastrectomy
- Voice from the Local Government: Kanagawa Prefecture’s New Policy Initiative, “New Healthcare Frontier”
- AMDD Participates in Public-Private Dialogue
- Value of Medical Technology <Cancer> Prostate Specific Antigen
- AMDD Roundtable on the Treatment Materials System


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Newsletter Vol.21 (Feb, 2016)
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- AMDD Becomes a General Incorporated Association on its 7th Anniversary
- The Dr. Gon System – Home Care on an Island and in the City
- Patient’s Voice: Expectations and Challenges for a New Blood Glucose Meter
- Voice from the Local Government: Development of Medical Devices in Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster (Part 2)
- 7th Annual New Year’s Party
- AMDD Becomes a General Incorporated Association
- Value of Medical Technology: Cervical Cancer Cytology
- AMDD 5th Joint Media Seminar with JACRI


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2015
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Newsletter Vol.20 (Oct, 2015)
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- Inaugural Greetings from New Chairman
- Japan and the Development of Medical Devices
- International Strategy of the PMDA
- Patient’s Voice: Aiming to Establish a Treatment Method and Improve QOL
- Voice from the Local Government: Development of Medical Devices in Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster (Part 1)
- 7th Annual Meeting of the AMDD
- AMDD Takes Part in Summer Vacation Event, Children’s Kasumigaseki Tour Day, in Kasumigasek
- Value of Medical Technology: Spread of Pocket Echo
- AMDD Holds the 25th Media Lecture - Valvular Heart Disease Quietly Increasing in an Aging Society –
- Valvular Heart Disease to be Tackled by a Heart Team
- Surgical Treatment for Valvular Heart Disease


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Newsletter Vol.19 (May, 2015)
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- Protecting Japan from the Threat of Infectious Diseases
- International Strategy of the PMDA
- Patient’s Voice: The Hopes of ALS Patients
- Voice from the Local Government : Toward the Development of Market Oriented Medical Devices – Initiatives of Mie Life Innovation’s Comprehensive Special Zone --
- AMDD and its Participation in Government Industry Dialogue
- Value of Medical Technology: The Widespread Use of Low-Flow Anesthesia “Hopes for Global Warming Counter-Measures and the Reduction of Medical Costs”
- AMDD and JACRI Collaborate on Media Event – Protecting Japan from the Threat of Infectious Diseases


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Newsletter Vol.18 (Jan, 2015)
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- Current Situation and Issues in Occupational Safety and Health for Handling Anti-Cancer Drugs in Japan
- Voice from the Local Government: Hiroshima’s Medical and Welfare Device Industry Paving the Way to the Future: Aim for New Advances in the Prefecture of Manufacturing
- Patient’s Voice: Receiving the Treatment that’s Right for Me
- Enforcing the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Act
- New Year’s Greetings: A Year of Accelerated Innovation
- 6th Annual New Year’s Party Held
- AMDD Sponsored and Exhibited at Medical Creation Fukushima 2014
- Future Medical Trends Resulting from the 2014 Reimbursement Revision


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2014
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Newsletter Vol.17 (Sept, 2014)
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- Changes in common knowledge about hepatitis B
- Position Paper: Considering proper provisions of In-vitro diagnostics
- Patient’s Voice: Deepening the understanding of dystonia and its symptoms
- Voice from the Local Government: Aim to develop the “largest medical industry cluster” that contributes to the world
- The 6th AMDD Annual General Meeting
- AMDD participated in the Summer Vacation Event “Children’s Day” in Kasumigaseki
- Value of Medical Technology -- Diagnostic and therapeutic devices
- AMDD media events - “Hepatitis B virus infection” and “safety of medical practitioners


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Newsletter Vol.16 (Apr, 2014)
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- AMDD Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary
- Issue of Consumption Tax in the Medical Device Industry and the Role of the Industry
- Patient’s Voice: Patient Group to the World
- Voice from the Local Government: Aiming for the Japanese and Overseas Markets
~ Supporting Medical Device Businesses ~
- “I am glad I chose this treatment! II~ Essays from patients who chose advanced treatment” Published
- Value of Medical Technology -- Treatment of Prostatic Hyperplasia Using a New Laser
- New Structure of AMDD


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Newsletter Vol.15 (Jan, 2014)
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- Looking Forward to a Year When a Long-held Wish will be Fulfilled
- The Integrated Reform of the Social Security and Tax Systems, and the Reform of the Medical and Nursing Care Systems
- Patient’s Voice: Regaining Sound and Speech through a Cochlear Implant
- Voice from the Local Government: From Aomori to the World
~Aiming to be a Regional Model for the Next-Generation of Healthcare
- 2014 AMDD New Year's Party – Celebrating the Establishment of the "Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law"
- The 5th AMDD Annual General Meeting Held
- The Value of Medical Technology – Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Pain - ESWT
- AMDD Participated in an Event Conducted by the Aomori and Fukushima Prefectures



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2013
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Newsletter Vol. 14 (Aug, 2013)
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- H. pylori under Spotlight as a Causal Bacterium of Gastric Cancer
- What is Necessary for the Development of the Medical Device Industry?
~Proposal to Japan Based on Lessons Learned from Successful Examples in the U.S. (Part 2)~
- Patient’s Voice: Mutual Support Among Patients Through Kodou
- Medical Journalist Viewpoint: Catheter Market in Japan – The History, Present, and Future of the Catheter Industry
- AMDD Held Media Seminars with Two Related Organizations
- The Value of Medical Technology -- Radiotherapy Device Controlled by Robot
- AMDD Participated in the Summer Vacation Event “Children’s Day” in Kasumigaseki
- 196 Sudden Cardiac Deaths Occur Every Day in Japan
- Toward an Era When Sudden Cardiac Death Will Be Predictable

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Newsletter Vol. 13 (Apr, 2013)
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- What is Necessary for the Development of the Medical Device Industry?
~Proposal to Japan Based on Lessons Learned from Successful Examples in the U.S. (Part 1)~
- Revisions to the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law are “Passing through a Climactic Point”
- Patient’s Voice: The Unknown Dialysis: CAPD
- Medical Journalist Viewpoint: Lessons Learned from Israel
- 4th AMDD New Year’s Party Held
- The Value of Medical Technology -- Glaucoma Implant
- AMDD Supported and Participated in “Medical Creation Fukushima 2012”



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2012
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Newsletter Vol.12 (Dec, 2012) 
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- “Companion Diagnostics” to Support “Personalized Medicine”
- PMDA’s Activities to Develop Innovative Medical Devices
- Patient’s Voice: Breast-Conserving Operations Up to 60%
- Medical Journalist Viewpoint: What Personalized Medicine Can Give to You
- AMDD 4th Annual General Meeting Held
- The Value of Medical Technology -- Laser Corneal Transplant
- Media Seminar Co-hosted with the Japan Association of Clinical Reagents Industries



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Newsletter Vol.11 (Aug, 2012) 
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- Computer-Assisted Hip Joint Surgeries Improve Patients’ QOL
- Empowering Japanese Patients Through Innovation
- Patient’s Voice: Ostomy Patients and Stoma Appliances
- Medical Journalist Viewpoint: Leveraging Companies’ Craftsmanship
- AMDD Awarded by the U.S. Commercial Service
- The Value of Medical Technology – iLASIK: Refractive Surgery Approved by NASA
- AMDD participates in “Children’s Day for Visiting Kasumigaseki"



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Newsletter Vol.10 (Apr, 2012) 
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- Greetings from the New Chairman
- The Necessity of and Safety Measures for Automatic Contrast Medium Injectors for CT
- Patient’s Voice: Gratitude for Advances in Medical Technology ~ Seeking Further Development ~
- Medical Journalist Viewpoint: Issues for the Medical Device Industry from the Report on Chuikyo
- The Great East Japan Earthquake was the Main Topic at the 3rd AMDD New Year’s Party
- Value of Medical Technology: Ophthalmic Material: SHCLs Have Become the Mainstream of Contact Lenses
- Overview of the 23rd Media Lecture
- Healthcare Reform Starts from a Good Working Environment for Healthcare Providers



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2011
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Newsletter Vol.9 (Dec, 2011) 
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- Complete Prevention of Cervical Cancer Within Reach
- The Japanese Economy and Medical Care Policy-How to Secure Financial Resources for Medical Care
- Patient’s Voice: Hopes for the Introduction of High-Precision Testing
- Medical Journalist Viewpoint: Suppressing Medical Care Expenditure by Using Medical Devices Efficiently
- Overview of 21st and 22nd Media Lectures
- Value of Medical Technology: Intraocular Lens: Insertion Into the Lens Capsule
- Overview of 3rd Annual AMDD Conference



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Newsletter Vol.8 (Aug, 2011) 
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- Improving the Quality of Leukemia Treatment and the Possibility of Radical Treatment
- Promotion of Medical Innovation and Development of the Medical Devices Industry
- Patient’s Voice: “Advanced Medical Care Should Be Delivered Immediately to Those Who Need It”
- Medical Journalist Viewpoint: “Making Cutting-Edge Medical Technology Readily Available to Patients
- Report of 19th and 20th Media Lectures
- Value of Medical Technology: Use of Bone Cement In “Bone Reconstruction”.
- Results of “Opinion Survey on Healthcare and Advanced Medical Technology in Japan” Released



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Newsletter Vol.7 (Apr, 2011)
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- Chairman's Message Regarding the Great East Japan Earthquake
- The Proper Maintenance of Medical Devices is Indispensable for Diagnosis and Treatment
- My hope for Japan's healthcare system, the value of innovation
- Patients’ Voices: Patients’ problems transformed by advanced medical technology
- Medical Journalist Viewpoint: Technology and Safety Are Two Important Pillars of Healthcare



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Newsletter Vol.6 (Jan, 2011)
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- Nosocomial infections with drug-resistant bacteria that may occur anywhere
- In vitro diagnostics that contribute to wellbeing through prevention/diagnosis of diseases
- Patients’ Voices: The pleas of patients’ families can reach the government, my story
- Medical Journalist Viewpoint: Constant advances never cease
- AdvaMed holds reception introducing new chairman
- AMDD holds second general meeting
- Value of Medical Technology: Materials for repairing the spine
- 17th and 18th Media Lectures held


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2010
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Newsletter Vol.5 (Sep, 2010)
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- Prostate cancer: From medical checkups to surgery and prognosis
- Medical device innovation through bundling industrial wisdom
- Patient's Voice: Learning how to cope with chronic disease
- Medical Journalist Viewpoint: New viewpoint on appraisal of medical device innovation
- AMDD and The Japan Federation of Medical Devices Associations (JFMDA) joint press
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- Value of medical technology: For an early return to society after bone fractures
- The 16th Media Lecture


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Newsletter Vol.4 (May, 2010)
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- New chairman's inaugural address
- The direction of medical care policy as seen in the medical fees revision
- Patient's Voice: Awaiting establishment of a treatment to completely cure liver cancer
- Medical Journalist Viewpoint: Preparation for the effective use of CT and MRI systems
- First New Year's party since the inauguration of AMDD
- Value of medical technology: Extending healthy life, starting with knees
- Advocacy committee formed in AMDD

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