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Hit By Earthquake and U.S. Restructuring, Shionogi Looks To Regroup In Time For Crestor Loss

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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TOKYO - Shionogi & Co. Ltd. is fighting a two-front battle, recovery from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Northern Japan and restructuring of its U.S. acquisition. The company formulated a mid-term plan to address ways to buffer the September 2016 patent loss of Crestor (rosuvastatin), by far the company's most important drug, but setbacks in the U.S. raise doubts about the company's ability to counter the patent cliff

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