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Eisai teams with Merck to boost sales of cancer drug

Japanese drugmaker bets future on using payments to devise dementia treatments

Eisai sees the development of treatments for Alzheimer's disease as the company's future earnings source.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Eisai said Thursday it has agreed to collaborate with U.S. counterpart Merck on development and marketing of the Japanese pharmaceutical company's cancer drug Lenvima, a deal that also brings a timely infusion of cash.

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