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Genzyme Says Synvisc Approved in Japan

September 20, 2010

The Associated Press reports, Genzyme Corp. said its drug Synvisc, which treats osteoarthritis of the knee, has been approved in Japan. Genzyme said it received marketing approval from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. The Central Social Insurance Medical Council has agreed to cover the drug. Teijin Pharma Ltd. has licensed Synvisc and has exclusive rights to sell the drug in Japan. Genzyme will receive milestone payments and will supply the drug to Teijin, which is based in Japan.