BMS Ready To Pounce On Non-Chemo Opportunity In Lung Cancer With Checkmate-227 Data
The Checkmate-227 results surprised with an OS benefit for Opdivo plus Yervoy in first-line NSCLC and a miss for the Opdivo-chemotherapy combination. Bristol reported a solid quarter, with growth for IO, Eliquis.
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BMS Sales Surged In Q1 Even Without Big COVID-19 Boost
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