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India’s Zydus Has Expansion Plans In Japan After Nippon Acquisition

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Zydus Cadila, an Indian pharmaceutical company, plans to release its first new generic drug in 10 years and expand its portfolio of other generics in Japan. Zydus acquired the Japanese generics maker, Nippon Universal Pharmaceutical, last April. The new drug launched by Zydus is a generic of UCB Japan's Zyrtec (cetirizine hydrochloride) for treating allergies. The Nippon arm plans to acquire the sales rights for nine other generics drugs to add to its portfolio of six, and increase its sales representative staff from 11 to 25 by next October. (Click here for more - may require a subscription

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