Q4 Pharma Earnings Preview: GSK, Lilly, Sanofi And AstraZeneca
GlaxoSmithKline will update investors on strategy after completing its Tesaro acquisition. Lilly may have guidance updates following its Loxo acquisition and Lartruvo setback news. Sanofi investors await a pair of new approvals, and AstraZeneca faces investors for the first time since the departure of Chief Medical Officer Sean Bohen and establishing a new organizational structure.
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“I want to express my displeasure at the lack of cooperation from the pharmaceutical manufacturers recently,” Finance Committee chair says, noting that large firms had declined invitations to speak publicly.