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Japan's Mitsubishi Tanabe Plans Scaled Entry Into U.S. Market

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma has plans to enter the U.S. pharmaceutical market in two years, beginning with a pair of drugs to treat kidney problems. To market the drugs, Mitsubishi Tanabe also plans to set up a U.S.-based sales unit and hire 100 representatives. The company expects to apply next year for U.S. approval of a hyperphosphatemia drug to treat kidney dysfunction as its first product. A year later, it plans to file for a treatment for chronic kidney failure with the hope of launching both drugs in 2012 or 2013. Longer-range plans call for introducing a diabetes treatment, along with entering into marketing agreements and acquiring U.S. companies. (Click here for more - a subscription may be required

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