COMMENTARY

Pharma’s Downsizing Bandwagon Shows No Sign of Slowing, Companies Seeking Even Leaner Staff

By Reiji Anasako October 28, 2019
Drug makers’ downsizing moves continue unabated in Japan. In the past three months alone, it was revealed that voluntary redundancy programs were being planned or launched for Pfizer, MSD, and Sanofi, affecting a total of over 600 staffers mainly in…

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