1 Overview of Remedies for Adverse Drug Effects
The drug side effect relief system is for those who have suffered health damage due to side effects that occurred despite the proper use of pharmaceuticals. This is a publicmedical expenses are public systems based on the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency Act, which was established with the aim of providing benefits and promptly remedies for those affected.
2 Types of benefits and deadlines for claims
When receiving medical treatment due to side effects of pharmaceuticals, etc.
・medical expenses Provides Medical Allowance
・Deadline (from receiving treatment for side effects) 5 years
If there is a disability that severely restricts daily life due to side effects of the drug (for grades 1 and 2 specified by PMDA)
・disability pension and Child Care for Children with Disabilities Benefit pension
・No billing deadline
In case of death due to side effect of drug
・Benefits of survivor's pension, survivor's lump sum and funeral expenses
・Deadline (from death) 5 years
3. Procedures for remedies
Please contact the Relief System Contact / Consultation Service (Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency). required documents provides detailed information on the outline of the rescue system, how to claim relief benefits, the form of billing documents, and how to describe them.
Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
Telephone: 0120-149-931 (toll-free)
Reception hours: Monday to Friday (excluding holidays and New Year's holidays) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Homepage: http://www.pmda.go.jp (external site)
E-mail: [email protected]