COMUNICADO: Daiichi Sankyo's Once-Daily LIXIANA® (edoxaban) Approved in the EU for Stroke Prevention in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillat

Publicado 25/06/2015 9:01:13CET

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(edoxaban) Approved for the Prevention of Stroke and Systemic Embolism in Non-Valvular

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Daria Munsel (Europe)

Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH

Edoxaban Comm. & Product PR Europe


Yasuki Minobe (Global)

Daiichi Sankyo Group

Corporate Communication Department


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