BIO Notebook Day 2: Levin Scolds Industry For Squandering Proceeds From US Tax Reform
Former Teva and current Ovid CEO Jeremy Levin says pharma should use tax reform gains for business development, not share buybacks. Also, Patient-focused drug development (PFDD) is about more than just getting new drugs approved, an advocate says, while FDA previews coming guidance on PFDD. And, Alnylam’s CEO reflects on what it took financially to get RNAi to the threshold of its first product approval.
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