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Clinical surprise for Lundbeck

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Lundbeck reveals that it has suffered a new type of clinical setback with a pipeline drug. Surprising developments in a trial with the drug to treat ADHD means the group is faced with a previously unencountered problem.


BY LOUISE WENDT JENSEN & STEFAN SINGH KAILAY
Offentliggjort 04.11.16 kl. 15:55

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Biogen løfter forventningerne

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Amerikanske Biogen hæver sine forventninger til salget i 2017 efter et kvartal, hvor skleroseblockbusteren Tecfidera solgte for mere en 1 mia. dollars, mens muskelsvindsmidlet Spinraza også leverede varen.

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