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Takeda Makes $1 Billion Move For Amgen Development Rights

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Eyeing the looming 2011 patent expiration of its top-seller Actos (pioglitazone), Takeda has acquired exclusive Japanese development and commercialization rights, and in one case global rights, to 13 of Amgen's clinical candidates, at a potential cost of up to $1.2 billion

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