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Japan's Takeda in push to debut COVID-19 treatment this year

Drugmaker joins big pharma's commitment to pool resources in fight against virus

Takeda hopes to launch an antibody treatment for COVID-19 this year.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Japanese drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical is aiming to roll out an antibody treatment for COVID-19 as early as this year, as it joins global big pharma's pledge to rise to the occasion amid a global pandemic.

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