Amgen's Aimovig Riding High With Strong Prescriber, Payer Acceptance
New commercial head Murdo Gordon described Aimovig as one of the best launches he's ever seen and said growth should continue – though moderate – based on prescriber experience and rapid transitions from free drug to reimbursed prescriptions.
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The company's $2.1bn acquisition of Endocyte and expansion into radiopharmaceuticals dominated some of the call, but with the launches of drugs like Cosentyx, Kymriah, Kisqali and Aimovig underway, there was a lot for Novartis' management team to address.