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Otsuka Acquires Rights to Dacogen® from Eisai

March 31, 2014 8:17 am | News | Comments

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.has announced an agreement with Eisai Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd. to acquire rights to the hematological cancer treatment Dacogen ® and to an enzyme inhibitor, E7727.                         

Eisai President and CEO to Retire

March 10, 2014 8:39 am | News | Comments

Eisai Inc. has announced the appointments of Yuji Matsue as chairman and chief executive officer...

Eisai and Biogen Idec to Develop Alzheimer’s Disease Treatments

March 5, 2014 8:21 am | News | Comments

Eisai and Biogen Idec announced have entered into a collaboration to develop and commercialize...

Eisai Joins Tuberculosis Drug Accelerator Partnership

November 25, 2013 8:55 am | News | Comments

Eisai announced today that it has become a signatory to the Tuberculosis Drug Accelerator (TBDA...

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Eisai To Expand Anti-Obesity Agent Belviq® Sales Force In U.S.

October 16, 2013 8:59 am | News | Comments

Eisai has announced that it will increase the number of sales representatives for the anti-obesity agent BELVIQ® (lorcaserin hydrochloride) by more than 200 contract employees to increase awareness and education about BELVIQ among healthcare providers.

Eisai Files Lawsuit Against DEA Over Scheduling of Epilepsy Drug

August 20, 2013 9:33 am | by Joe Barber, First Word Pharma | News | Comments

Eisai filed litigation against the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Monday in a US Court of Appeals to compel the agency "to promptly schedule" its epilepsy drug Fycompa (perampanel), which was approved by the FDA in October last year. The drugmaker alleges the DEA "unreasonably" and "egregiously" delayed the scheduling of Fycompa, for which the FDA submitted its scheduling recommendation in January.

Weight Loss Drug Belviq Gets Overdue US Launch

June 7, 2013 11:39 am | by MATTHEW PERRONE - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Arena Pharmaceuticals says its weight loss drug Belviq will be available to U.S. patients beginning next week, nearly a year after the drug was officially approved by federal regulators. The Food and Drug Administration approved Belviq last June for adults who are obese or who are overweight and...


Lynn Kramer, MD, Appointed Chief Clinical Officer of Eisai Product Creation Systems

April 11, 2013 9:38 am | News | Comments

Eisai Inc., the U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd., today announces the immediate appointment of Lynn Kramer, MD, to the newly created position of chief clinical officer of Eisai Product Creation Systems. In this role, Dr. Kramer will be responsible for the approval of protocol designs of pivotal studies to achieve timely regulatory approval of competitive labels for new products, indications and life-cycle extensions.

Drugmakers, Interpol Ramp Up Fight Against Fakes

March 12, 2013 1:01 am | by LINDA A. JOHNSON - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

More than two dozen of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies have agreed to provide funding and other support to Interpol's battle against counterfeit prescription drugs, the international police agency said Tuesday. Interpol's newly created Pharmaceutical Crime Program aims to help health...

DSM Signs Master Supply Agreement with Eisai Inc.

March 5, 2013 8:00 am | News | Comments

DSM Pharmaceutical Products, the custom manufacturing and technology business of Royal DSM, today announced the signing of a 3 year master supply agreement with Eisai Inc., based in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, USA, for the production of sterile products.  The agreement covers the production of eribulin mesylate as well as other developmental drugs.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Acquires U.S. Rights to Targretin from Eisai

February 21, 2013 8:10 am | News | Comments

Eisai Inc., the U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd., and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.  announced today that Valeant has acquired U.S. rights for Targretin (bexarotene) capsules and Targretin (bexarotene) gel 1% from Eisai for $65 million upfront, plus potential contingent payments based on certain milestones

Eisai to Divest Taiwan plant to Local Firm

February 8, 2013 7:58 am | News | Comments

Japanese drug maker Eisai Co. said Friday its subsidiary in Taiwan has agreed to divest its plant in southern Taiwan to Taiwanese pharmaceutical firm Bora Corp. The divestment by Eisai Taiwan Inc. of its plant in Tainan, which has served as a production base for emerging markets, particularly in Asia, is expected to be completed by September, the parent company said.


Eisai and UCL Form Major Drug Discovery Alliance to Develop New Therapeutics for Neurological Diseases

December 13, 2012 3:20 am | News | Comments

UCL and the Japanese pharmaceutical company Eisai, today announce the agreement to establish a major drug discovery and development collaboration.

Biogen Idec and Eisai Announce Manufacturing Alliance at Research Triangle Park Facilities

December 12, 2012 3:05 am | News | Comments

Biogen Idec and Eisai Inc. today announced a strategic alliance that will bolster the manufacturing capabilities of both companies’ Research Triangle Park (RTP)-based facilities.

Consumer Group Sues FDA Over Aricept Safety

September 6, 2012 4:05 am | by LINDA A. JOHNSON,AP Business Writer | News | Comments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A consumer group pressing the Food and Drug Administration to remove the highest dose of an Alzheimer's disease drug from the market is suing the agency for what it calls "foot-dragging."  

Eisai and Arena Pharmaceuticals Complete Transfer of BELVIQ NDA

July 30, 2012 4:20 am | News | Comments

Eisai Inc. and Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that Arena has transferred the BELVIQ (lorcaserin hydrochloride) New Drug Application (NDA) to Eisai.

Eisai Amends License Agreement With Teikoku Pharma USA For Aricept Patch

April 20, 2012 3:57 am | News | Comments

Eisai announced today that the company has amended the licensing agreement with Teikoku Pharma USA, Inc. (TPU), a subsidiary of Teikoku Seiyaku Co., Ltd., pertaining to exclusive overseas marketing rights for the Aricept patch (once weekly donepezil HCl transdermal system).  


FDA Will Rule on Arena Obesity Drug by June 27

January 11, 2012 3:10 am | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. said yesterday that the FDA will make a new ruling on its obesity drug lorcaserin by June 27.

Arena Pharma Submits More Data on Obesity Drug

January 4, 2012 3:08 am | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. said yesterday it has sent regulators more information about its experimental drug lorcaserin to treat obesity.

UN, Drug Makers to Pool Data on Tropical Diseases

October 26, 2011 4:45 am | by JOHN HEILPRIN,Associated Press | News | Comments

GENEVA (AP) — Eight drug makers have agreed to create a U.N.-administered pool of patented information and other data to spur new research into 21 tropical diseases and ailments, industry and U.N. officials said Wednesday.

Eisai Discontinues Global Development of Rabeprazole Sodium Extended-Release Capsules, 50 mg

September 2, 2011 4:27 am | News | Comments

Eisai Inc. announced today that the company has decided to discontinue global development of rabeprazole sodium extended-release capsules, 50 mg.

NICE Provisionally Rejects Eisai's Breast Cancer Drug Halaven

July 20, 2011 5:41 am | by Matthew Dennis | News | Comments

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence released draft guidance Wednesday, recommending against NHS reimbursement of Eisai's Halaven (eribulin) as a treatment for advanced breast cancer.

FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for Aricept Patch

April 25, 2011 5:17 am | News | Comments

Eisai announced today that the FDA issued a Complete Response Letter to Teikoku Pharma USA, Inc., regarding the New Drug Application (NDA) of the Aricept(R) Patch (donepezil transdermal system).

Eisai Realigns Its U.S. Operations; Cuts 20% of Workforce

March 8, 2011 3:49 am | News | Comments

Eisai Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd., has announced plans to realign its operations in the United States. As part of this restructuring, Eisai Inc. will reduce its workforce by approximately 20 percent across all U.S. functions, eliminating approximately 600 positions in total by April 1, 2011.

FDA Agrees to Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) toEvaluate the Safety and Efficacy of a Fixed-Dose Combination (FDC) of Netupitant and Palonosetron in the Prevention of CINV

January 12, 2011 3:51 am | News | Comments

Helsinn Group and Eisai Inc. announced today that the FDA has agreed to the safety and efficacy protocols for Phase III trials with an investigational oral fixed-dose combination of netupitant and palonosetron in the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV).

Eisai to Provide Medicine to Help World Health Organization (WHO) Combat Lymphatic Filariasis Epidemic

November 19, 2010 3:52 am | News | Comments

Eisai Co., Ltd. has signed a statement of intent with the World Health Organization (WHO) to supply free of charge of a primary medicine for the treatment of lymphatic filariasis.

Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trial in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Shows Statistically Significant Weight Loss

November 9, 2010 3:51 am | News | Comments

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eisai Inc. reported today that top-line results from the one-year lorcaserin BLOOM-DM trial demonstrate statistically significant weight loss in obese and overweight patients with type 2 diabetes.

Industry Pledges More Support For Neglected Tropical Diseases

October 14, 2010 4:38 am | by COLLEEN BARRY,Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization estimated Thursday that 1 billion of the world's poorest people suffer from neglected tropical diseases such as dengue, rabies and leprosy that remain concentrated in remote rural areas and urban slums despite being mostly eradicated from large areas of the world.

FDA Accepts Aricept Patch for Review

September 17, 2010 4:49 am | News | Comments

Eisai Inc. today announced that the FDA has accepted for review the New Drug Application (NDA) for the Aricept(R) Patch (donepezil transdermal system). Teikoku Pharma USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Teikoku Seiyaku Co., Ltd., and Eisai are seeking approval of the weekly Aricept Patch in the treatment of mild, moderate and severe stages of Alzheimer's disease.

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