A few multi-billion-dollar deals got done in the third quarter, but 2020’s acquisition scene still looks anaemic.
Global drug stocks enthusiastically joined the recovery on the financial markets in the second quarter, more than offsetting earlier declines.
Launch phase is a challenging time for drug developers, so consider the likes of Biohaven, Esperion and, most recently, Urogen, as they brave locked-down markets.
January saw Aimmune receive an FDA approval for Palforzia, a first for peanut allergy, alongside decisions for Blueprint Medicines and Horizon Therapeutics.
Biogen’s Alzheimer’s candidate and Fibrogen’s new anaemia pill top the list of the biggest commercial hopes that could reach the market in 2020.
Enhertu gets an early thumbs up from the FDA – now decisions are due for Epizyme’s tazemetostat and Novo Nordisk's Rybelsus and Ozempic.