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Sankyo to Manufacture, Distribute Olmetic Antihypertensive Drug in China
 

Tokyo, Aug 2, 2006 (JCN) - Shanghai Sankyo Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., the Chinese subsidiary of Sankyo Co., Ltd. of the Daiichi Sankyo Company, will start selling Olmetec - generic name: olmesartan medoxomil - an antihypertensive agent in July. Sankyo acquired manufacturing approval for the drug in April 2006.

Olmetec tablets possess strong antihypertentive action compared with other ARBs (angiotensin II receptor blockers) has demonstrated string antihypertensive action in multiple double-blind comparative studies conducted in various countries.

The drug was developed by Sankyo and launched in the US under the brand name Benicar in May 2002 and is now sold in more than 35 countries worldwide as Benicar or Olmetic. Daiichi Sankyo Group expects global sales of approximately 150 billion yen in fiscal year 2006.


By Aki Tsukioka Contributor

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