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Takeda Sees 18.5% Sales Rise after Shire Buy, but Braces for Losses in FY2019

May 15, 2019
Takeda Pharmaceutical saw its consolidated sales grow 18.5% in FY2018 ended March, with Shire’s three-month revenue added following its £46 billion takeover early this year, but the drug giant is bracing for losses in the next fiscal year as acquisition…

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