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Daiichi Sankyo Subsidiary Submits NDA For Alzheimer's Disease Drug In Japan

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Daiichi Sankyo subsidiary Asubio Pharma submitted an NDA for SUN Y7017 (memantine) for Alzheimer's disease in Japan. An N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist developed by German firm Merz Pharmaceuticals, memantine was approved by the European Medicines Agency in 2002 and by U.S. FDA in 2003.The drug is now marketed in over 60 countries. Developed by Asubio in Japan, memantine will be marketed by Daiichi Sankyo upon approval. (Click here for more - Japanese language

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