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May 24, 2004
Fujisawa, Yamanouchi to Form OTC JV, ZepharmaFujisawa Pharmaceutical and Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical announced on May 17 that they have made a definitive agreement to integrate their OTC businesses and form a joint venture firms, namely Zepharma, to be invested in by…

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