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Distinguishing drugs with similar names is a critical problem in Japan, too. Some notorious examples include リピラート (hypolipidemic agent) vs. ソピラート (antiarrhythmic agent), and タキソール vs. タキソテール (both used for chemotherapy). Medical workers are working hard to prevent 取り違え. However, at least in medicine, there is no similar convention which is directly related ...

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