Takeda Executive Rejig In ICMEA Region As Shire Integration Shapes
Takeda has shuffled certain key executive positions in the ICMEA (India, CIS, the Middle East and Africa) region where it hopes to sharpen its focus, while also emerging more agile as the integration with Shire advances.
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Takeda has introduced rare disease therapies from Shire’s portfolio in India and appears to be shifting gears in a market where it has long adopted a measured approach. But pricing and access to these products pose challenges that the Japanese multinational will need to address.
Takeda saw continued growth for mainstay drugs in what it described as a ‘robust’ last quarter of reporting before the inclusion of Shire, with global blockbuster Entyvio leading the way, but gave away little new on widely anticipated post-deal divestments.