Patent Settlement Offers Some Salve For Bristol’s PD-1 Wounds
Bristol-Myers Squibb has taken a beating over setbacks for its Opdivo and its immuno-oncology portfolio, but a settlement reached with Merck over Keytruda’s patent infringement is a momentary victory for the PD-1 pioneer.
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