Another big Vertex challenger suffers a TKO. And that will cause some problems for the CF champ
You almost have to feel sorry for the R&D groups that try to challenge Vertex’s $10 billion cystic fibrosis franchise. Even if it’s a quite capable market brawler like AbbVie.
Yesterday, AbbVie R&D chief Tom Hudson shrugged off a major setback for the company, noting that its mid-stage CF triple had failed an interim review “and we are discontinuing our cystic fibrosis program.”
After an earlier failure, this one is kaput.
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