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Towa Files NDA for Rivastigmine Twice Weekly Transdermal Patch in Japan

June 10, 2024
Towa Pharmaceutical said on June 6 that it has filed a new drug application in Japan for a twice weekly transdermal patch version of rivastigmine for the treatment of Alzheimer’s. It marks the company’s first regulatory submission of an innovative…

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