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Ian Haydock

Tokyo, Japan
Ian is head of pharma news content for the Asia-Pacific area and has been covering the region for more than 20 years as an editor for Scrip and more recently as managing editor of PharmAsia News. He has a long background in Asia, having grown up in Hong Kong, and a particular interest in regional regulatory harmonization and trade initiatives and the development of the Japanese pharma sector. Ian lives in Tokyo with his wife and two sons.
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Takeda/Shire Clears Last Antimonopoly Hurdle – Shareholders Up Next

European Commission gives an expected conditional regulatory approval for the acquisition of Shire by Takeda, removing the last potential antitrust hurdle to the deal, meaning that attention is now turning to the upcoming shareholders' meetings that would open the final path to the early January completion of the record-setting transaction.

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New Year Present For Takeda As Shire Close Nears?

Takeda is hoping to start 2019 with a bang, saying its huge acquisition of Shire might become a done deal as early as January 8. Speculation continues meanwhile on possible post-merger divestments to help pay down associated debt. 

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Accera Sees New Potential As It Renames, Expands To Asia To Progress Alzheimer’s Asset

The US bioventure Accera, hit by a Phase III failure for its lead candidate last year, is expanding into Asia and renaming itself as it remains hopeful of progressing its core investigational asset in a targeted population of Alzheimer’s disease patients.

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‘Drastic’ Japan Price Reforms Hitting R&D Incentives, Plans - EFPIA

European research-based pharma group proposes reconsideration of Japan’s revised pricing system, warning it is already affecting corporate R&D decisions and will stifle industry investment, innovation and patient access to new therapies if incentives are not improved.

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Prostate Cancer Approaches, Treatment Evolve In Asia Amid Wider Therapy Shifts

While multiple new approaches and drugs are being developed for different stages of prostate cancer globally, many remain unavailable across Asia Pacific markets, despite a rising overall incidence of the disease. Two specialists recently shared with Scrip their views on treatment issues and optimum approaches in this fast-changing environment, and how they see the broader role of existing and new therapies developing given recent clinical results and practice.

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