The top 10 pipeline blowups, setbacks and snafus for H1 2019
These days, when I start writing up a half year’s supply of the top snafus in drug R&D, I start by searching the archives on Alzheimer’s. So much has gone so bad about this field for so long that it has become a regular and reliable player in the area of research setbacks.
That’s a trend with legs.
I usually get tagged with some accusation of schadenfreude when it comes to this series — in one of the lighter frays offered on Twitter. In fact, if you look closely you’ll find valuable lessons included for every R&D exec and investor who likes to watch the field — if they care to learn. But while the education can be had for free, it still amazes me how raw and unexpected the failure is when it does come.
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