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Japan’s Chugai, Taisho To Seek Approval For Co-Developed Drug

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Chugai Pharmaceutical and Taisho Pharmaceutical, both of Japan, plan to submit their eledecalcitol drug for approval in the country. Phase III trials of the vitamin D derivative have been positive, besting a Teijin competitor in comparison trials for treating fractures related to osteoporosis. Chugai, majority-owned by Roche, discovered the drug and is considering foreign trials, according to a spokesman. (Click here for more

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