Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. is forming a partnership with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. to sell generic drugs and certain off-patent medicines in Japan, seeking to expand jointly in the Asian country as the government pushes for use of more affordable treatments.

Teva has been active making deals in 2015. The company announced plans to buy Gecko Innovations and Mexican drugmaker Representaciones e Investigaciones Médicas SA. Teva has also agreed to purchase Allergan’s generic-drug business.

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