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March 26, 2015

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

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Otsuka Granted Approval in Japan for a New Formulation of ABIILIFY - ABILIFY for Extended-release Injectable Suspension, for Intramuscular Use - Indicated for Schizophrenia

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.'s ABILIFY (generic name is aripiprazole), is well-established as an efficacious and safe drug, available to patients in 60 countries and regions. Based on its demonstrated efficacy ABILIFY has received regulatory approval in Japan for the manufacture and marketing of ABILIFY in 300 mg and 400 mg vials and in 300 mg and 400 mg dual-chamber syringes. This is the first approval in Japan of a depot formulation of a dopamine D2 receptor partial agonist agent. Two forms will be available; a vial form (lyophilized powder preparation) for reconstitution with sterile water as well as a kit form containing the lyophilized powder preparation and sterile water for easy reconstitution in a pre-filled, dual-chamber syringe.


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