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A 237-year-old Japanese drug company just combined with a rival halfway around the world. Here’s how they’re confronting the challenge of merging 2 cultures.

Takeda Pharmaceutical CEO Christophe Weber

  • The drugmakers Takeda and Shire just finished up their $59 billion merger this month.
  • The deal combines a 237-year-old Japanese company with a drugmaker known for ADHD medications like Adderall that has its roots all over the US and Europe.
  • As part of the integration, Takeda has been introducing Shire employees to the term “Takeda-ism,” referring to the company’s goal to put patients first and business last.

Takeda and Shire finalized their $59 billion merger this month, creating one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

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Source:: BusinessInsider.Com