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Daiichi Sankyo launches Silodosin for the treatment of Dysuria in China
Daiichi Sankyo Company Limited announced that its subsidiary, Daiichi Sankyo Pharmaceutical (Beijing) Co., Ltd., has begun marketing silodosin (Chinese product name: 优利福®), which was developed for treatment of dysuria associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Silodosin is a selective alpha 1A-adrenoceptor antagonist existing mainly in the prostate which was originally discovered by Kissei Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. By inhibiting the alpha 1A-adrenergic receptor, silodosin relieves tension in the prostate, lessens pressure and reduces urethral resistance to treat dysuria associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia. Silodosin has been jointly marketed in Japan since May 2006 by Daiichi Sankyo and Kissei Pharmaceutical under the brand name, Urief®.

Through the launch of silodosin and other innovative pharmaceuticals, Daiichi Sankyo is committed to increasing its presence in the fast-growing Chinese pharmaceutical market.

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APBN Editorial Calendar 2017
January:
Healthcare Focus: LUNGS
February:
War on CANCER
March:
Get to Know TCM
April:
Diabetes: The Big Picture
May:
The Piece of Your Mind - Brain Health/Science
June:
Rare Diseases
July:
Food Science & Technology
August:
Eye Care/ Eye Health
September:
No. 1 Killer - Heart Diseases, Diagnosis and Treatment
October:
Skin Diseases/Allergic Reactions
November:
Diseases threatening our Children
December:
Liver Health & Treatment/Technology
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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