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Eisai Files Application Seeking Additional Indication for ARICEPT in US.

Tokyo, Japan, Sept 3, 2005 - (JCNN) - Eisai announced on September 1 that its US subsidiary Eisai Medical Research has filed a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for ARICEPT (donepezil HC1 tablet) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Eisai expects that ARICEPT will become applicable for the treatment of severe Alzheimer's disease. Currently, ARICEPT is available in 76 countries.

The company aims for ARICEPT sales of 185 billion yen ($1.7 bil) worldwide in fiscal 2005.

Source: JCN http://www.japancorp.net

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