Takeda Brings Rare Disease Drugs To India But Access Questions Linger
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.
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