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“Follow-On” Authorized Generics Gaining Ground in Matured Gx Markets; TS-1 Grabs 80% Share

September 4, 2018
By Reiji Anasako More and more drug makers are moving to introduce authorized generics (AGs) into matured generic markets, with Teva Takeda Pharma apparently eyeing December listing for its Basen (voglibose) AG and Daiichi Sankyo Espha looking at AG launches…

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