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Schering-Plough products approved and launched in Japan

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Executive Summary

Schering-Ploughhas received formal approval in Japan for its once-daily intranasal steroid Nasonex (mometasone furoate monohydrate), for adult allergic rhinitis. The product will be the first of its type in the country, where the disorder affects 18-23 million people, the company noted. It was recommended in May (Scrip Online, May 29th, 2008) and a launch after price listing is expected in the autumn. Aroglycem (diazoxide) for hyperinsulinism, which received a priority review, has just been launched and is reimbursed at ¥251.80 ($2.36) per 25mg capsule.

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