Sage CEO Barry Greene at Endpoints #JPM23 (Adrien Villez for Endpoints News)

Sage re­mains tight-lipped on post­par­tum launch plans in wake of re­struc­tur­ing

In lay­ing off 40% of its staff and trim­ming its pipeline ear­ly Thurs­day, Sage Ther­a­peu­tics took the first step in a new di­rec­tion as it aims to launch its post­par­tum de­pres­sion drug Zurzu­vae.

This news was ex­pect­ed af­ter Sage al­lud­ed to such moves in the wake of this month’s FDA re­jec­tion of Zurzu­vae in ma­jor de­pres­sive dis­or­der (MDD), a de­ci­sion that ap­peared to take com­pa­ny lead­ers and out­side ob­servers by sur­prise. But ques­tions re­main over how Sage will ad­just its com­mer­cial strat­e­gy, how much the drug will cost and whether the com­pa­ny will con­tin­ue to pur­sue an MDD ap­proval.

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