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2009-09-02 06:09:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- LIVALO (pitavastatin) may have the potential for fewer drug-drug interactions, versus other statins, as evidenced by a new study that evaluated the effects of itraconazole, an antifungal medication, on the pharmacokinetics of LIVALO in healthy volunteers. The data were presented by Kowa at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Many statins currently prescribed in the United States, such as atorvastatin and...

2009-08-03 16:23:00

MONTGOMERY, Ala. and RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Kowa Research Institute (KRI) based in Raleigh, NC and Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. (KPA), a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical company headquartered in Montgomery, AL, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved LIVALO(R) (pitavastatin), a potent HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin), for the primary treatment of hypercholesterolemia and combined dyslipidemia. "The approval of LIVALO...

2009-06-15 07:00:00

Study shows Kowa's novel synthetic statin is safe and well tolerated in combination with warfarin BOSTON, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- New data presented today showed that pitavastatin may provide a new treatment option for patients with dyslipidemia and complex issues, such as those on multiple medications, as evidenced by a study supporting pitavastatin's potential for low drug-drug interaction. The data were presented today by Kowa at the XV International Symposium on Atherosclerosis in...

2008-10-27 12:00:29

Italy-based pharmaceutical company Recordati has signed a new agreement with Kowa Pharmaceutical Europe, a subsidiary of the Japanese pharmaceutical company Kowa Co, for the marketing and sales of pitavastatin in France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Ireland, Cyprus, Turkey, Russia and CIS countries, as well as in Italy. Pitavastatin is a novel 'statin' for the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia. The request for approval dossier was submitted by Kowa Pharmaceutical Europe (KPE) at the end of...

2008-08-05 12:01:07

Kowa Company, a privately-held company headquartered in Nagoya, Japan, has acquired ProEthic Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company based in Montgomery, Alabama. Effective September 1, 2008, ProEthic will change name to Kowa Pharmaceuticals America and will assume responsibility for all sales and marketing functions currently operating in Montgomery, Alabama. ProEthic's clinical development group will transfer to Kowa Research Institute, which is located in Morrisville, North...

2008-08-04 09:01:05

NAGOYA, Japan and MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Kowa Company, Ltd., a privately-held company headquartered in Nagoya, Japan, today announced the acquisition of ProEthic Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical company based in Montgomery, Alabama. Effective September 1, 2008, ProEthic will change name to Kowa Pharmaceuticals America and will assume responsibility for all sales and marketing functions currently operating in Montgomery, Alabama. ProEthic's...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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