U.S. jury orders Takeda to pay $6 billion over Actos diabetes drug

Apr 8, 2014

U.S. jury orders Takeda to pay $6 billion over Actos diabetes drug

A jury in Louisiana on Monday ordered Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. to pay $6 billion in punitive damages, acknowledging that Japan’s largest drugmaker concealed the risks of cancer associated with its diabetes drug Actos, according to Takeda and U.S. media reports. In the case, Terrence ...

Takeda breaks tradition with outsider at helm

Dec 4, 2013

Takeda breaks tradition with outsider at helm

by Kanoko Matsuyama

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., the more than 230-year-old drugmaker, is starting to make a practice of breaking with tradition. The firm last week named Christophe Weber, a French national who has never worked at Takeda, as chief operating officer and the planned successor to CEO ...