Pfizer launches an $11.4bn bid for the prolific originator of small molecules, and predicts blockbuster sales in colorectal cancer to help justify the price.
An analysis of recent US drug sales confirms the growing role of licensing and acquisitions, though the biggest sellers conceal some interesting nuance.
The price in value-based payment deals should by definition be justified, so why is patient cost-sharing part of the calculation? Spark covers this cost, but there is no…
In a constrained pricing environment a volume play could help sales of Lilly's Emgality as it takes on Amgen’s Aimovig and Teva’s Ajovy.
A look at the biggest potential drug launches this year reveals a long list of blockbusters from the likes of Alexion and Abbvie. But what impact will the shutdown have?
Alnylam appears to have turned its Onpattro launch around, but is adamant that investors should have been more patient all along.
Launch could be trickier than approval, not least because of problems diagnosing patients with primary haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis.
For biotechs nearing regulatory approval the key is to sell before launch. For buyers, playing the waiting game is a better strategy.
Celgene’s Revlimid ranks as biopharma’s most contested blockbuster, with a huge spread in future sales forecasts, while drugs from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi also…