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5 Billion Yen Blockbuster?

June 20, 2018
Shinya Sato What has been billed as a potential multibillion-dollar blockbuster has now hit the Japanese hemophilia market. Despite much hype worldwide, though, the hemophilia A therapy Hemlibra (emicizumab) carries a peak sales forecast of just five billion yen in…

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