AstraZeneca completes acquisition of Takeda's respiratory business

AstraZenecaAstraZeneca has completed the acquisition of the core respiratory business of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ("Takeda"). The agreement, announced in December 2015, includes the expansion of rights to roflumilast (marketed as Daliresp in the US and Daxas in other countries), the only approved oral PDE4 inhibitor for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. AstraZeneca has marketed Daliresp in the US since the acquisition of the rights from Actavis in the first quarter of 2015.

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AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in three main therapy areas - respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune disease (RIA), cardiovascular and metabolic disease (CVMD) and oncology - as well as in infection and neuroscience. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

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