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Sunovion gets OK for its epilepsy drug

Marlborough firm’s antiseizure medicine expected to reach market early next year

Marlborough biotech Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is preparing to start selling a new antiseizure pill early next year, following Food and Drug Administration approval of the medication.

FDA regulators signed off on Sunovion’s first epilepsy drug, called Aptiom, on Friday, giving the Japanese-owned company its ninth approved medicine. Those already on the market treat conditions ranging from asthma and insomnia to schizophrenia and bipolar depression.

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