Lilly Moves Ahead With Retevmo Launch In A Challenging Environment
The company secured FDA approval for selpercatinib in RET-driven NSCLC and thyroid cancer, months ahead of the PDUFA date. Oncology president Anne White talked to Scrip about the launch.
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White said the late 2019 creation of Loxo Oncology at Lilly to spearhead cancer R&D has exceeded her expectations. The executive also discussed COVID-19’s impact on drug sales and cancer screening.