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Astellas Chairman and Daiichi Sankyo President Elected New Presidents Of FPMA And JPMA

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Two pharmaceutical industry trade associations elected new president at elections held May 21. Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Japan elected Astellas Chairman Toichi Takenaka as its new president, and Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association elected Daiichi Sankyo President Takeshi Shoda as its new president. Takenaka and Shoda played leading roles in M&A of Fujisawa and Yamanouchi to create Astellas, and Sankyo with Daiichi. Attention will be focused on how they tackle a series of challenges facing the industry, such as drug pricing and global competition. (Click here for more - Japanese language)



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