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Boston Scientific’s Taxus Express2 To Make Long-Awaited Debut In Japan

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Boston Scientific expects to launch its Taxus Express2 paclitaxel-eluting stent in Japan in four to six weeks, once the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare establishes reimbursement for the device

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