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Merck’s New Glaucoma Drug Zioptan Faces Formidable Market Challenge

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U.S. approval of the prostaglandin analogue adds to Merck’s ophthalmology portfolio, but it remains to be seen whether being preservative free confers tafluprost an advantage in a field that includes generics of the blockbuster Pfizer drug Xalatan.

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