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Shareholders Give Blessing to £46 Billion Shire Pact as Weber Touts US Foothold

December 6, 2018
Takeda Pharmaceutical CEO Christophe Weber highlighted the importance of gaining a strong foothold in the world’s largest pharma market at an extraordinary general meeting on December 5, where nearly 90% of shareholders voted in favor of the company’s proposed acquisition…

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Takeda Pharmaceutical CEO Christophe Weber highlighted the importance of gaining a strong foothold in the world’s largest pharma market at…

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