Keytruda Is King, But Merck Faces Questions About Business Development
Keytruda continues to break records on the strength of its efficacy in lung cancer, and shows no signs of slowing down. But analysts were intrigued by repeated mentions of business development during Merck’s third quarter earnings call.
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