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Easier-To-Use Anti-Flu Inhaler In Development At Daiichi Sankyo

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Daiichi Sankyo hopes to bring to market by the end of the fiscal year a new type of anti-influenza inhaler. The device features a built-in tank that can hold two doses of the CS-8958 drug. The patient slides the tank into the inhaler as it is held to the mouth, eliminating the need to attach a cartridge commonly used for delivering powdered medications. Comparison clinical trials already have begun to prove drug efficacy is not reduced by the new design. The CS-8958 drug itself has completed late-stage trials and is being tested against the H5N1 bird flu as well as the A and B influenzas. (Click here for more - a subscription may be required



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