Lilly Targets Aduhelm With Aggressive Plans For Donanemab In Alzheimer’s
Lilly plans a head-to-head study of donanemab versus Biogen’s Aduhelm to see which clears amyloid plaque better and has begun a rolling BLA toward accelerated approval of the Alzheimer’s drug.
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The comparison of a company’s performance during a windfall period, like one with pandemic-related sales, with a more normal period, can be uncomfortable. Even more so if the underlying business has its weaknesses.
In this week's podcast edition of Five Must-Know Things: Lilly goes head-to-head in Alzheimer’s; Roche eyes new opportunities for Lucentis; Novartis doubles down on innovation; BMS seeks growth amid generic threats; and the new head of Boehringer Ingelheim India talks to Scrip.
Analysts expected at least $12m in third quarter sales, but the Alzheimer’s therapy brought in just $300,000. The company says educating doctors and procuring a coverage determination from CMS – not lower pricing – are key to growth.