Japan Q1 Roundup: Enhertu, Padcev, Actemra and Lenvima Push Growth
The main Japanese pharma players report a generally strong fiscal Q1, helped by mainstays including Daiichi Sankyo's Enhertu, Astellas's Xtandi and Padcev and Chugai's Actemra, and in some cases by the weaker yen.
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