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Astellas/Daiichi Sankyo Showdown Looms as Their FLT3 Inhibitors Near Approval

July 12, 2018
By Shinya Sato The curtain is about to rise on a showdown of FLT3 inhibitors in Japan, with two major drug makers girding for the battle in the new field of treatments for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Astellas Pharma awaits…

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