Amgen's Harper Says Repatha Is Priced Right
The things that keep Sean Harper up at night have changed over the last few years as science has advanced and the drug development landscape has changed. Harper, who is the head of R&D at big biotech Amgen Inc., once worried that his company wouldn't be able to keep up, now he's concerned with where the money is going to come from.
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