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Daiichi Sankyo Gains First Approval For Oral Factor Xa Inhibitor In Japan

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Boehringer Ingelheim's Pradaxa has set the bar by showing superiority to standard-of-care warfarin, and Daiichi Sankyo has staked a lot on an ongoing Phase III comparison study of Lixiana (edoxaban) to warfarin for the prevention of thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation, expected to report in 2012.

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