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Drug Maker Downsizing Shows No Sign of Stopping; Boehringer to Ax 300 Jobs, while Shionogi Sees “Tremendous Reduction” in Rep Numbers

May 31, 2018
By Reiji Anasako Drug makers in Japan are accelerating their moves to slim down their workforce as they face an imperative to streamline their operations amid drug pricing overhauls. Nippon Boehringer Ingelheim has embarked on a sharp job cut, while…

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