Novartis Zelmac Co-Promotion Is Possibility, Firm Indicates
Novartis may consider a co-promotion partner for the irritable bowel syndrome therapy Zelmac (tegaserod) in the U.S., CEO Daniel Vasella indicated during an Aug. 21 conference call with analysts.
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