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Daiichi Sankyo, Lilly Announce New Prasugrel Head-to-Head Phase III Study Against Clopidogrel (Japan)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Daiichi Sankyo and Eli Lilly announced plans to initiate a new Phase III clinical trial comparing their new heart treatment, prasugrel, to its major competitor. Starting in the second quarter of 2008, prasugrel will be matched up against clopidogrel, also known as Plavix. The trial will study 10,000 patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The drugs will be tested for both safety and effectiveness in preventing problems associated with ACS including cardiovascular death, heart attack and stroke. (Click here for more

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