A star drug in Mallinckrodt’s $1.2B Sucampo buyout flops in pivotal trial
Some of the insiders at Mallinckrodt $MNK may be wondering today why they paid $1.2 billion for Sucampo just 10 months ago. One of the two late-stage drugs they bagged in the deal has failed the registration study for often fatal cases of Niemann-Pick type C.
Billed as a relatively economical approach to building their late-stage pipeline, Mallinckrodt — which was drummed out of PhRMA after becoming a punching bag for critics due to its pricing strategy — told investors Tuesday that VTS-270 flopped in the registration study.
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