It's No Cosentyx/Taltz But Ilumya Pleases Customers, Says Sun
Sun Pharma acknowledged the intense competition that awaits its psoriasis asset, Ilumya (tildrakizumab) in the US, but maintained that the overall profile of the IL-23p19 inhibitor, which is expected to debut in Q2FY19, was “liked” by customers.
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