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FiercePharma  Jul 2  Comment 
Takeda's board swept aside concerns over having the company run by a non-Japanese executive, setting up Frenchman Christophe Weber to carry out the plans he believes are needed to turn around the faltering drugmaker.
FierceBiotech  Jul 2  Comment 
Christophe Weber is next in line for the throne at Takeda, and the former GlaxoSmithKline exec has a mind to grow the Japanese pharma through dealmaking, hoping to refill the in-transition company's pipeline and expand in emerging markets.
Wall Street Journal  Jun 27  Comment 
The chief executive of Takeda Pharmaceutical struck back against shareholders angry about his plan to appoint a foreigner as president, saying the move was necessary for global growth.
Wall Street Journal  Jun 26  Comment 
Ahead of the annual meeting of Takeda Pharmaceutical, a group of more than 100 shareholders and former employees have expressed their opposition to Takeda's plan to name a Frenchman as its next president.
FierceBiotech  Jun 20  Comment 
Takeda, Japan's largest drugmaker, has gone through a series of reorganizations in its efforts to take a bigger share of the global market, a process that has included recruiting leadership outside of its native country. That's not sitting very...
FiercePharma  Jun 20  Comment 
CEO Yasuchika Hasegawa's efforts to make Takeda a globally focused company with more international sales has always drawn attention, but the idea that the Japanese company could be run by a "foreigner" has a group of former executives angry and...
FierceBiotech  Jun 19  Comment 
Takeda is walking away from orteronel, its most advanced oncology candidate, after the prostate cancer treatment failed to significantly improve overall survival in two studies, a setback for the company's in-transition Millennium unit.
FierceBiotech  Jun 10  Comment 
If Orexigen wins FDA approval for its weight loss drug NB32 (which used to be called Contrave) by tomorrow's long-awaited PDUFA date--and the odds are in its favor--look for the biotech and its pharma partner Takeda to barrel into a huge obesity...
FiercePharma  May 22  Comment 
On Thursday, Takeda Pharmaceutical fended off a lawsuit by two women ages, 80 and 81, who wanted $1 billion in actual damages, claiming they suffered bladder cancer as a result of taking the company's diabetes drug Actos.




 
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