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Daiichi Sankyo Aims $500 Million Sales For Prasugrel By 2013

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Daiichi Sankyo has established a priority for blood thinning agent Effient (prasugrel) and set a global sales goal of $500 million in three years. Launched last year in the U.S. and Europe, the potential blockbuster antiplatelet agent is co-promoted with Eli Lilly. Daiichi President Takashi Shoda disclosed that the two are exploring ways to further marketing efforts. Daiichi recently revealed a three-year mid-term business strategy, in which it plans to focus resources on expanding market shares for prasugrel, hoping to grow it as the first-in-class oral antiplatelet treatment. Meanwhile, for another potential oral Xa factor inhibitor DU-176b (edoxaban), Daiichi has decided to first launch it in the domestic market. (Click here for more - Japanese language

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