Japan Drug Makers Join Trend Of Outsourcing Trials, Other Work
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Japanese drug makers are joining the trend of outsourcing clinical trials to other countries. Daiichi Sankyo is moving its first trials to India beginning next month even though foreign tests cannot be used for drug approvals in Japan. But Daiichi Sankyo says trials are cheaper in India where the population is adopting Western eating habits, making them more suitable for drugs to be marketed in Western countries. Astellas Pharma plans trials in South Korea and Eisai is exporting clinical research work to Singapore and development in other Asian nations, particularly China and India. Smaller Japanese pharmas also are looking to join the trend. (Click here for more - a subscription may be required
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