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Competition Getting Fiercer in COPD Drug Market

September 13, 2012
Competition among pharmaceutical companies is heating up in the market for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatments in Japan. Among long-acting bronchodilators, a main player in the drug therapy for COPD, the long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) Spiriva (tiotropium) has been…

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