Aug 25, 2015

Health ministry aims to expand Japan's pharmaceutical industry

The health ministry has compiled an outline of its comprehensive strategy for the country’s pharmaceutical industry, underlining the need for discussions on an expansion of the industry through mergers and acquisitions. In the outline released Monday, the ministry also said that it will consider ...

Takeda gains first foreign chief as Weber is appointed CEO

Mar 5, 2015

Takeda gains first foreign chief as Weber is appointed CEO

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. has named Christophe Weber chief executive officer as part of a planned succession that makes the French national one of the few international executives to lead a Japanese company. Weber, currently the chief operating officer, takes the new position effective April ...

Feb 6, 2015

Japanese Ebola drug works: France

The French National Institute of Health and Medical Research said Thursday that clinical trials of the Japanese influenza drug Avigan Tablet, also known as Favipiravir, are showing encouraging results on Ebola patients in Guinea. The office of the French president was informed of the ...

Sep 4, 2013

Conflicts of interest in drug research

Oversight of pharmaceutical companies' corporate donations to universities, and the roles played by their employees in university drug research, must be strengthened to prevent conflicts of interests from tainting the results of clinical research.