Aciphex

Pharmacy Times, Volume 0,0

Eisai Inc (Teaneck, NJ) recentlyannounced that it has assumed US distributionresponsibilities for Aciphex(rabeprazole sodium) from JanssenPharmaceutica Inc affiliate JOMPharmaceutical Services. Eisai andJanssen will continue to co-promoteAciphex, a proton pump inhibitor prescribedfor gastro-esophageal reflux disease(GERD). Eisai is fulfilling purchaseorders for Aciphex from a contract distributioncenter in Memphis, Tenn.The productis indicated for the treatment of symptomaticGERD, healing of erosive GERD,and maintenance of healed erosiveGERD. Aciphex also is approved as partof the first 7-day treatment forHelicobacter pylori infections, the singlemost common cause of peptic ulcers. Formore information, visit www.aciphex.com,or call 888-4ACIPHEX (888-422-4743).