Top Celgene exec pins the blame for ozanimod fiasco on the Receptos team — acquired 3 years ago
Celgene’s top execs have been reeling for months, staggered by the FDA’s decision to kick back their application on ozanimod, the big drug in the late-stage pipeline that is badly needed as the company looks to build new revenue and lessen its dependence on Revlimid price hikes. And now one of the leaders involved in the embarrassing refuse-to-file setback with ozanimod isn’t just agreeing that their application was inadequate, he’s pointing fingers directly at the team they brought in when they acquired the drug with their $7.2 billion Receptos buyout.
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