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Takeda Names GSK Exec COO

December 2, 2013 8:47 am | News | Comments

Takeda Pharmaceutical has announced that Christophe Weber has been approved at the company's Board of Directors Meeting to become Chief Operating Officer (COO) and candidate as the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Weber will join Takeda to take the role of COO by April 2014.

Takeda and Arbor Announce a Licensing Agreement for EDARBI and EDARBYCLOR

September 13, 2013 8:20 am | News | Comments

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and Arbor Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd., a wholly-owned...

Takeda Launches New Subsidiary in Peru

August 22, 2013 9:34 am | News | Comments

Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH today announced ...

Sucampo Receives $10M Milestone Payment from Takeda on First Sale of AMITIZA®

June 27, 2013 8:14 am | News | Comments

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SPI) today announced that it has received a $10 million milestone...

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Boss Talk Asia: Takeda’s Yasuchika Hasegawa

June 20, 2013 8:39 am | Videos | Comments

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company’s Chief Executive Officer Yasuchika Hasegawa talks to the Wall Street Journal about his management style and “Takeda-ism” – the corporate philosophy that has led Takeda to becomeJapan’s biggest pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Doctor’s Doubts Imperil A Lucrative Diabetes Drug

May 31, 2013 8:05 am | by By ANDREW POLLACK; New York Times News Service | News | Comments

Dr. Peter C. Butler initially declined a request by the drugmaker Merck to test whether its new diabetes drug, Januvia, could help stave off the disease in rats.  “I said, I’m not interested in your money, go away,” Butler recalled. Merck no doubt now wishes it had.

Amag Slumps on Ferahame Recall in Switzerland

May 23, 2013 8:43 am | News | Comments

Amag said its partner Takeda Pharmaceutical is taking a batch of the drug off the market in Switzerland. Amag said four patients experienced severe allergic reactions to the drug, and one of those patients died. That batch was sold only in Switzerland, and the recall doesn't affect any other countries.

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Takeda to Acquire Inviragen, Inc.

May 8, 2013 8:04 am | News | Comments

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and Inviragen, Inc. jointly announced today that Takeda, its wholly owned subsidiary Takeda America Holdings, Inc., and Inviragen, Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement for Takeda to acquire Inviragen for an upfront payment of US$35 million, and future payments of up to US$215 million linked to the progress of clinical development and achievement of key commercial milestones.

Takeda Launches New Subsidiary in Ecuador

March 21, 2013 7:56 am | News | Comments

Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH, today announced further expansion of its presence in Latin America with the launch of its wholly-owned subsidiary in Ecuador. Takeda Ecuador S.A. will be headquartered in Quito and will be responsible for the sales and marketing of Takeda's products in Ecuador.

Biogen Idec, Forest and Bayer Among Top Sponsors Rated by Investigative Sites in New CenterWatch Survey

March 4, 2013 7:59 am | News | Comments

More than 2,000 global investigative sites rate the best biopharmaceutical companies to work for in a new survey conducted by CenterWatch, a provider of global clinical trials information. The survey results were released today in the March issue of The CenterWatch Monthly newsletter.

Takeda and Resolve Therapeutics Enter Autoimmune Partnership

February 28, 2013 7:56 am | News | Comments

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and Resolve Therapeutics, LLC today jointly announced that they have entered into a partnership to develop compounds for the treatment of lupus (also known as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, or SLE) and other autoimmune diseases.

Amgen Rises on Recall of Affymax Anemia Drug

February 26, 2013 8:07 am | News | Comments

Shares of Amgen Inc. rose Monday after a drug that competes with Amgen's anemia treatment Aranesp and Epogen was taken off the market because of severe allergic reactions and deaths in some patients. Affymax Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. issued a recall of their anemia drug Omontys on Saturday, saying dialysis centers should stop using it.

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Affymax and Takeda Announce a Nationwide Voluntary Recall of All Lots of OMONTYS® (peginesatide) Injection

February 25, 2013 7:51 am | News | Comments

Affymax, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) have decided to voluntarily recall all lots of OMONTYS® (peginesatide) Injection to the user level as a result of new postmarketing reports regarding serious hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, which can be life-threatening or fatal.

Sucampo Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Anchen Pharmaceuticals and Par Pharmaceuticals

February 8, 2013 7:55 am | News | Comments

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it, its affiliate Sucampo AG, R-Tech Ueno, Ltd., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda), and certain affiliates of Takeda have filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware against Anchen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Par Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.

Takeda to Acquire Envoy Therapeutics

November 6, 2012 3:31 am | News | Comments

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) and Envoy Therapeutics Inc. (Envoy) jointly announced today that Takeda’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Takeda America Holdings, Inc. and Envoy have entered into a definitive agreement for Takeda America Holdings to acquire Envoy.

Takeda to Acquire LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals

October 5, 2012 4:02 am | News | Comments

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals, Inc. jointly announced today that Takeda's wholly-owned subsidiary, Takeda America Holdings, Inc. and LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement for Takeda to acquire LigoCyte for an upfront payment of $60 million, with future contingent consideration based on the progress of development projects.

Takeda Completes its Russian Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility

September 11, 2012 3:58 am | News | Comments

Takeda Pharmaceutical International GmbH today announced the completion of construction at its pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Yaroslavl, Russia.  The Company has invested approximately 75 million in the 24,000m2 production plant, which is expected to be fully operational by 2014.  

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Takeda Completes Acquisition of URL Pharma, Inc.

June 4, 2012 4:29 am | News | Comments

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and its wholly owned subsidiary, Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., jointly announced that Takeda's wholly owned subsidiary, Takeda America Holdings, Inc., has completed its acquisition of URL Pharma, Inc. for an upfront payment of $800 million.

Canadian Study Suggest Diabetes Drug Increases Risk of Bladder Cancer

June 1, 2012 4:15 am | by Helen Branswell, THE CANADIAN PRESS | News | Comments

TORONTO — A new study adds further weight to the argument that people who use the diabetes drug Actos are at higher risk of developing bladder cancer.  

Takeda to Acquire Multilab, Enhancing its Business Infrastructure in Brazil

May 25, 2012 4:05 am | News | Comments

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and Multilab Indústria e Comércio de Produtos Farmacêuticos Ltda. today jointly announced that both parties have signed an agreement whereby Takeda Farmacêutica Brasil Ltda., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, aims to acquire Multilab.  

Takeda Receives Complete Response Letter from the FDA for Type 2 Diabetes Investigational Therapies Alogliptin and Fixed-Dose Combination Alogliptin and Pioglitazone

April 26, 2012 4:28 am | News | Comments

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc. today announced that the company received a complete response letter from the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding New Drug Applications (NDAs) for alogliptin and fixed-dose combination (FDC) alogliptin and pioglitazone.

Par Pharmaceutical Acquires Rights to Market and Distribute Generic Dexilant in the U.S.

April 20, 2012 4:11 am | News | Comments

Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. today announced that its Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. operating subsidiary has entered into an exclusive acquisition and license agreement with Handa Pharmaceuticals LLC to acquire Handa's ANDA for dexlansoprazole capsules, the generic version of Takeda's Dexilant.

Takeda to Buy URL Pharma for $800M Upfront

April 11, 2012 3:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. said Wednesday it will pay $800 million upfront to buy the privately held U.S. gout treatment maker URL Pharma Inc.

Takeda Reports Positive Data from Late-Stage Trial

February 21, 2012 4:15 am | by Lianne Dane | News | Comments

Takeda announced Monday that vedolizumab met its endpoints in both phases of the GEMINI I trial involving patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis.  

U.S. Regulators Approve Subcutaneous Version of Takeda’s Velcade

January 24, 2012 4:20 am | by Lianne Dane | News | Comments

Takeda on Monday announced that the FDA approved a label update for Velcade (bortezomib) to include subcutaneous administration of the drug in all approved indications.

Takeda Announces Strategic Measures to Achieve Efficiencies for Long-Term Growth

January 18, 2012 2:59 am | News | Comments

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited announced today strategic measures to better align its global workforce and consolidate site operations in order to integrate legacy Nycomed operations, strengthen its presence in more than 70 countries, adapt to changing market conditions and maintain a focus on growth.

Takeda to Acquire Intellikine, Adding Two Novel Programs to its Oncology Pipeline

December 21, 2011 3:26 am | News | Comments

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and Intellikine, Inc. today announced that Takeda America Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, and Intellikine, a privately-held company focused on the discovery and development of innovative, small molecule drugs, have entered into an agreement for Takeda America Holdings to acquire Intellikine by cash. Takeda expects that the transaction will be finalized in January 2012. Under the agreement, Takeda America Holdings will acquire Intellikine for $190 million upfront and up to $120 million in additional potential clinical development milestone payments.

Takeda Trims Annual Profit Forecast; Reports Drop in Net Income, Sales

November 4, 2011 6:45 am | by Matthew Dennis | News | Comments

Takeda announced Friday a reduction of its full-year net income forecast by 32 percent due to costs related to the 9.6-billion euro ($13.3 billion) takeover of Nycomed and the stronger Japanese currency.

Takeda Completes Acquisition and Names New CEO of Nycomed

September 30, 2011 4:31 am | News | Comments

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited announced it has completed its acquisition of Nycomed A/S for 9.6 billion Euro on a cash-free, debt-free basis and made Nycomed a wholly owned subsidiary

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