Animal health, which for decades was little more than a side business for big pharma companies, has emerged as a beacon of growth and an important profit driver in the industry. The rise of animal health as a growth engine has set off a flurry of deal making, attracted an influx of capital and created an increasingly dynamic marketplace for pet and livestock pharmaceuticals.
Sanofi has already slapped Eli Lilly with one patent infringement lawsuit over its Lantus copy, effectively keeping the competitor off the market until at least mid-2016. But now, it's filed another, wider suit.
Sanofi has filed another lawsuit against Eli Lilly in hopes of beating back a biosimilar challenge for its top-selling insulin product, claiming its rival's in-development knockoff infringes its intellectual property.
Eli Lilly is partnering with Beijing-based Yabao Pharmaceuticals on the development of its early-stage diabetes drug LY2608204.
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Sanofi's Lantus is not only the best-selling diabetes drug in the world; it is one of the best selling drugs in the world with $7.6 billion in 2013 revenues. But the foundation for this juggernaut is starting to crack. The EU Friday recommended approval a biosimilar of Lantus developed by Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim.
Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim have convinced European regulators to recommend their biosimilar of Sanofi's Lantus, the world's top-selling insulin, setting the stage for a near-term approval and launch once the reference product comes off patent next year.
Eli Lilly & Co. won't be needing pepper spray to fend off unwanted suitors. That's not because it lacks charm or offers few attractive assets, Bernstein analyst Tim Anderson says. A quirk in Indiana law protects the drugmaker from hostile takeovers.
The cost-effectiveness watchdogs in the U.K. really, really want people to take their clot-busting drugs. Days ago, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence touted the benefits of anticoagulants for patients with atrial fibrillation, and now, they're considering new backing for Eli Lilly's Effient.
Convening in San Francisco for the annual conference of the American Diabetes Association this weekend, drugmakers angled for the spotlight in a field made up mostly of similar treatments with small differentiations that could spell the difference between blockbuster sales and also-ran status.