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Eisai Files Application Seeking Additional Indication for ARICEPT in Europe.

Tokyo, Japan, May 17, 2006 - (JCN) - Eisai announced on May 16 that its UK subsidiary Eisai Ltd. has filed an application for ARICEPT (donepezil HC1 tablet) with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency of the UK.

The company intends to seek approval in 12 European countries under the Mutual Recognition procedure.

Eisai expects that ARICEPT will become available for the treatment of severe Alzheimer's disease. Currently, about 4.5 million people have Alzheimer's disease in Europe.

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