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06/15/23 3:46 PM

#737 RE: DewDiligence #715

ABBV’s $21B buyout of PCYC is_looking_worse_lately:

Because of Imbruvica’s toxicity [see #msg-170086344], the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently downgraded its guidance on Imbruvica, removing the AbbVie/J&J drug from a “preferred” regimen status. The NCCN guidelines committee has instead placed [BGNE’s] Brukinsa above Imbruvica in several areas.

…Facing double pressure from Brukinsa and AstraZeneca’s Calquence, Imbruvica has been on fast decline. First-quarter sales of the first-generation BTK inhibitor dropped 25% year on year to $878 million for AbbVie.

The above article is about a new patent-infringement suit by ABBV against BGNE.

Note: The 2015 buyout of PCYC gave ABBV only half the worldwide commercial rights to Imbruvica (#msg-111425234).