PCSK9 Sponsors Still Face Challenges In Turning Around Dismal Launches
After reporting yet another quarter of disappointing sales, Amgen and Sanofi/Regeneron look forward to better performance now that outcomes data are out, but payers may not be up for easing hurdles enough.
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Amgen reported a surprising double-digit decline for Enbrel during the first quarter and sales for the cholesterol-lowering biologic Repatha showed that the PCSK9 inhibitor is not going to make up for the company's declining revenue any time soon – at least not while payers continue to block its use.