2017's Top Biopharma Deal-makers
A co-development and co-commercialization agreement between AstraZeneca and Merck, one of the largest of 2017, continued the dominance of immuno-oncology in partnerships. There was significant consolidation in the consumer health industry, coupled with CVS and Aetna's major move to change health care delivery.
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GSK's various thwarted efforts to boost productivity through R&D revamps begs the question whether big pharma should be trying to do in-house discovery and early development at all.
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