Takeda Introduces Vedolizumab In India Amid Signs Of Gear Shift
Takeda launches blockbuster gastrointestinal drug vedolizumab in India, stepping up the tempo on the back of the local base provided by its acquisition of Shire. More expansion in the country appears to be in store for the Japanese firm.
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