Otsuka Signs On To Promote Two UCB Products Just In Time For Possible Raised Safety Concerns
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Otsuka and UCB have agreed to a co-development and co-promotional deal for the Belgium firm's antiepileptic Keppra (levetiracetam) and anti-TNF alpha drug Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) for the Japanese market while both products currently face potential safety hurdles in the U.S
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