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This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Tokyo, Japan-based firm Sosei Group announces Nov. 17 the commencement of a Phase I clinical trial for the emergency contraceptive pill SOH-075 (NorLevo). The clinical trial is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study on a total of 33 Japanese adult female volunteers in three cohorts at a single study center. This will be the first emergency contraceptive pill introduced in Japan, the company says. The firm says it acquired the exclusive distribution rights to the product in Japan from Laboratoire HRA Pharma. In the U.S., Barr's emergency contraceptive pill Plan B became available for age-restricted sale behind pharmacy counters this month (1"The Tan Sheet" Nov. 13, 2006, p. 8)...

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