REGULATORY

MHLW Approves Amgen/Astellas’ Evenity, Gilead Sciences’ Epclusa and More

January 9, 2019
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) on January 8 approved a batch of new drugs including Amgen Astellas Biopharma’s osteoporosis treatment Evenity (romosozumab) and Gilead Sciences’ hepatitis C combo Epclusa (sofosbuvir + velpatasvir). Evenity’s approval - for the…

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