Eisai Company, Ltd. (ESALY.PK) Announces Canadian Approval of its Anticancer Agent Halaven
12/15/2011 9:50:23 AM
Tokyo, Dec 15, 2011 (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co. Ltd announced today that its Canadian pharmaceutical sales subsidiary Eisai Limited (Eisai Canada) has received approval from Health Canada for Halaven (eribulin mesylate), a novel anticancer agent discovered and developed by Eisai, for the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer who have previously received at least two chemotherapeutic regimens for the treatment of metastatic disease. Prior therapy should have included an anthracycline and a taxane administered in either the adjuvant or metastatic setting. Eisai Canada will move forward with preparations for the launch of Halaven with a view to commencing sales of the product during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012.
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