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

By Reiji Anasako

While generic drugs post solid growth in volume-based shares in Japan, their makers are pondering ways to retool their business…

By Yoshinori Sagehashi

Daiichi Sankyo and GlaxoSmithKline recently announced that they have agreed to dissolve their joint venture company, Japan Vaccine. The failure of this model of joint venture between a major Japanese and foreign drug maker in just six years is disappointing.Over…

By Gregory Ng

To many people, Japan has always been one of the world’s most advanced economies and a market of rich opportunities with one of the top healthcare systems worldwide.Add a rapidly changing demographic, a declining workforce, and the constant challenges of…