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Daiichi Sankyo’s One-Dose Version Of GSK’s Relenza Rivals Tamiflu

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Daiichi Sankyo's one-dose version of GlaxoSmithKline's Relenza (zanamivir) flu drug has shown in trials to be just as effective as the two-dose regimen for Roche Holding's Tamiflu (oseltamivir), according to a study. Daiichi Sankyo plans to begin Phase III studies for its drug in several countries this coming winter. The usual regimen for the two major flu drugs has been twice a day for five days. Daiichi has given its drug the temporary name of CS-8958, in the same class as the other two drugs for preventing the spread of flu viruses beyond the infected cell. (Click here for more



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