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Shionogi, Inc.: Deanne Melloy, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

When Shionogi Inc., was first established in the United States a little over a year ago by its Japanese parent company, Shionogi & Co. Ltd., it had the benefit of an 11-year presence in the U.S. marketplace. However, that presence didn’t actually become commercial until a recent acquisition. As Deanne Melloy, executive vice president and […]

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FDA rejects another obesity drug, raising questions about market niche

In theory, pharmaceutical companies have billions of reasons to develop and market an obesity drug, given the epidemic weight problem in the U.S. The reality, however, is that sales of existing drugs have been modest, in part because the drugs don’t produce dramatic results on their own.  Weight losses of 1 percent to 3 percent of body weight over […]

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