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Warning to Takeda, Bayer, Novartis and AstraZeneca: CEO-hunting Sanofi may poach your executives

Those fast-and-furious rumors about Chris Viehbacher's impending ouster at Sanofi? The new round of chatter about Viehbacher's replacement is almost as intense. Bloomberg has a list of healthcare execs said to be up for the job, and they span a who's who of Big Pharma companies.

Takeda's Millennium re-ups with Presage on cancer drug combo effort

Whatever Cambridge, MA-based Millennium learned over the past two years it's been collaborating with Presage Biosciences, the experience must have been rewarding.

Takeda recruits GE to help discover new liver treatments

The growing scourge of liver disease in the developed world has spurred a frenzied race among drug developers to ferret out new therapies, and Takeda, new to the field, has recruited the diagnostics experts at GE Healthcare to shepherd its early R&D efforts.

Takeda profits fall in first half as Actos sales contract

Takeda COO Christophe Weber announced a revamped management structure in September that he is building in an effort to revive the Japanese drugmaker. And from the company's just-released 6-month earnings report, the reason the revamp is needed is apparent.

Takeda drops a $750M schizophrenia drug pact with Intra-Cellular

More than three years after inking a $750 million pact to develop Intra-Cellular's PDE1 inhibitors for cognitive impairment caused by schizophrenia, Takeda is out.

Big relief for Takeda, Lilly as judge slashes $9B Actos award by 99%

That scary $9 billion damages award a Louisiana jury slapped on Takeda and Eli Lilly earlier this year? A U.S. district judge slashed the bill by more than 99%, saying the new amount is the biggest award allowed under current law.

Orexigen pockets $100M in milestone cash for Contrave

It took a while, but San Diego-based Orexigen has just earned a $70 million milestone from its deal with Takeda on the obesity drug Contrave.

UPDATED: Takeda appoints new vaccine development head as Novartis' Oswald heads for the door

There's change at the top of a couple of vaccinemakers, with a pair of companies this week announcing upcoming roster moves. For Takeda, that means signing on a new head of vaccine development, while Novartis' vaccine division head will hit the road.

Takeda back in court facing bladder cancer claims against Actos

Lawyers in another Actos failure-to-warn trial claimed the company put profits ahead of patient safety, by keeping mum on study data that flagged links between the diabetes drug and cancer.

Sucampo's Amitiza targets 45-plus women with belly-as-balloon DTC ads

Sucampo and Takeda may not be the first to launch a DTC campaign for a chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) treatment. But the team, which markets Amitiza, is doing things a little differently.