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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 2016
January:
Guest Editorial - Biotechnology In Korea
February:
Guest Editorial - Biomedical Research Governance
March:
Guest Editorial - Life-Saving Opportunities: A Guide to Regenerative Medicine
April:
Leading-Edge ONCOLOGY
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Healthcare Systems & Policies in Asia
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Medical Devices & Healthcare Technology
July:
Water Technology and Management
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Novel Technologies for Antibody Drug Discovery in Japan
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Infectious Diseases
October:
Medical Tourism
November:
Big Data in Healthcare
December:
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