Zydus To Slice Into Shrinking Revlimid Pie ‘In Near Term’ As Asacol Revenues Erode
Aurobindo Expects To Launch By FY24
Zydus is set to join Natco in chipping away at BMS’ blockbuster Revlimid with its generic version, probably from Q2 while Aurobindo expects to launch by FY24. Revenues from this drug are expected to offset erosion of gAsacol revenues even as Zydus expects volume growth and new launches to help grow its US business
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