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EYE ON CHINA
AstraZeneca's heart drug wins approval
A straZeneca's new heart drug, Brilinta, has been approved by China's State Food and Drug Administration, which has issued a drug import license for the product. This means Brilinta (ticagrelor ) will now be available for treating patients with acute coronary syndrome in China.

Brilinta has already been proved better than the cheaper generic version, Plavix (clopidogrel ), in preventing the recurrence of heart attacks in several studies. Plavix is marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi.

While the drug sales have not been as good as originally hoped, China is an increasingly important market for AstraZeneca and this recent approval may help to improve sales.

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APBN Editorial Calendar 2018
January:
Obesity / Outlook for 2018
February:
Searching for the fountain of youth
March:
Women in Science - Making a difference
April:
Digestive health in the 21st century - Trust your guts
May:
Asthma / Dental health
June:
Oncology / Biotech landscape in APAC
July:
Water management / Vaccination
August:
Regenerative medicine / Biotech start ups
September:
Digital healthcare / 3D printing
October:
Bones / Breast cancer
November:
Liver health / Top science research nations & institutions
December:
AIDS / Breakthrough of the year/Emerging trends
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