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About OtsukaTimeline of Otsuka's History
1964~1973

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1964

Corp

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. established

1965

NC

ORONAMIN C DRINK launched

1970

Corp

Tokushima Factory began operations

Otsuka Pharmaceutical's first plant

Ph

Hi-z launched in Japan

Treatment for hyperlipidemia, menopausal symptoms and irritable bowel syndrome

1971

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First Drug Discovery Research Institute established in Tokushima, Japan

Beginning of discovery of own therapeutic drugs

1973

Corp

Philosophy for the research institute of Otsuka Pharmaceutical (later Otsuka's corporate-wide philosophy) conceived.

“Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide”

Ph

Thai Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. established

Then continued to establish additional companies in Asia

First U.S. office opened in Palo Alto, California