• Bloomberg


Eli Lilly & Co., the world’s biggest maker of psychiatric medicines, said Tuesday it expects revenue in Japan to increase 11 percent this year, spurred by sales of its antipsychotic drug, Zyprexa.

Revenue in Japan, the world’s second-biggest pharmaceutical market, may reach ¥100 billion in 2008, up from ¥89.8 billion last year, Newton Crenshaw, president of Eli Lilly’s Japanese unit, told reporters in Tokyo. Zyprexa will be the largest contributor, with sales in Japan expected to increase by at least 10 percent this year, he said.

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