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Hospira Japan Receives Approval for New Indication for 'Precedex IV™ 200ug'
Date:8/22/2010

provides sedation without causing significant respiratory depression. Precedex was first approved in 1999 in the United States, and is now used in more than 30 nations and regions. In 2004, Precedex was approved and launched in Japan and the sedative is now widely used by the nation's anesthesiologists and intensive care units.

Sedation with Precedex can be continued safely for an extended period, so that sedation can be continued uninterrupted before, during and after mechanical ventilation. Clinically significant episodes of bradycardia, sinus arrest and hypotension have been associated with Precedex infusion and may necessitate medication intervention.

About Hospira

Hospira, Inc. is a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company dedicated to Advancing Wellness™. As the world leader in specialty generic injectable pharmaceuticals, Hospira offers one of the broadest portfolios of generic acute-care and oncology injectables, as well as integrated infusion therapy and medication management solutions. Through its products, Hospira helps improve the safety, cost and productivity of patient care. The company is headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., and has approximately 13,500 employees. Learn more at www.hospira.com.

About Hospira Japan

Hospira has been operating in Japan since March 2006. Hospira Japan Co., Ltd. offers specialty acute-care and oncology pharmaceuticals, and infusion therapy and medication management solutions. Through these highly specialized products, Hospira Japan offers solutions to the problems and challenges that healthcare professionals face in their clinical practice. As a partner that the patients and healthcare professionals can trust in, Hospira Japan holds high aspirations and contributes to the realization of the ease and safety in medical care. The Japan office is located in Osaka, and has approximately 80 employees
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