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Japanese Sanofi To Quit Marketing Agreements For Nine Drugs (Japan)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Sanofi-Aventis KK, the French drug maker's Japanese unit, has decided to end its marketing partnerships and handle its own sales of flagship drugs in Japan. The firm's president said the change in strategy is part of its effort to double the 2005 Japanese sales level next year. The marketing partnerships include Chugai Pharmaceutical, handling seven drugs, which is to be canceled at the end of this year. Other partnerships are with Amoban for a sleep-disorder treatment, and Menamin for an anti-inflammatory painkiller, and they are to be ended in January. (Click here for more - may require subscription

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