AbbVie lung cancer results are raising questions about a $6 billion deal - STAT

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wo years in the past, AbbVie (ABBV) paid a hefty $5.eight billion to purchase a small firm with an experimental therapy for small lung most cancers, which accounts for as much as 15 % of all lung cancers. The transfer was a giant wager to increase into oncology and reduce dependence on its Humira rheumatoid arthritis medicine, an $18.four billion vendor final yr that can quickly face biosimilar competitors.
Now, although, the premise seems to be souring.

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Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Author
Ed covers the pharmaceutical business.

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