Abbott Japan and Eisai Company, Ltd. (ESALY.PK) Receive Approval to Market the Pancreatic Digestive Enzyme Replacement Drug Lipacreon(R) (pancrelipase) in Japan  
4/22/2011 10:48:24 AM

Tokyo, Apr 22, 2011 (JCN Newswire) - Abbott Japan Co., Ltd. and Eisai Co., Ltd. (TSE: 4523) announced today that they have received approval to market the pancreatic enzyme replacement drug Lipacreon(R)(pancrelipase) in Japan as a pancreatic digestive enzyme replacement in patients with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI). While Abbott Japan is the marketing authorization holder of Lipacreon, Eisai intends to sell the drug once it is listed on the National Health Insurance (NHI) price list.