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FDA approves new version of diabetes drug

Japanese pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo's diabetes treatment Welchol has been approved in a new formulation by the US Food and Drug Administration

Japanese pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for a new formulation of its liquid diabetes drug Welchol that can be mixed with fruit juice and diet sodas.

Welchol was first approved in 2009 and was to be mixed with water. The drug lowers blood sugar in patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Meanwhile Daiichi Sankyo is replacing its legacy, on-premise customer relationship management (CRM) system with Veeva CRM in the UK. The company will deploy Veeva CRM to all of its commercial teams in the UK.

Cloud-based, Veeva CRM requires no hardware or software to purchase, scale or maintain. In addition, Veeva customers benefit from free, automatic upgrades. Changes can be made to the system without user retraining or additional third-party costs.

26th July 2011

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