After years of pipeline failures, Eli Lilly and Co. is on a bit of a hot streak. This month alone, the Indianapolis-based drugmaker has reported positive results from clinical trials of four experimental drugs.
In Lilly’s partnership with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, the not-for-profit insurer gets additional rebates if fewer patients using Lilly's diabetes treatment Trulicity meet blood sugar goals than expected.
Merck & Co. on Tuesday announced that it will end a study of its once-promising Alzheimer’s disease drug in patients with mild-to-moderate forms of the condition, just three months after Eli Lilly and Co. announced its own setback in a field that’s been littered with failures.
Two local men who have been working on a potential blockbuster treatment for a rare and debilitating disease are hopeful that a major injection of venture capital will provide the boost needed to move the drug to market—even if it means sweeping changes for their company.
The gift is the largest to the IU School of Medicine by an alumnus. The medical school will use the money to establish the Brown Center for Immunotherapy to fight some of the world's toughest diseases.
The Indianapolis-based company, which last month struck out in a late-stage clinical trial for a potential Alzheimer's drug called solanezumab, announced Friday a collaboration with AstraZeneca to develop another possible treatment for the mind-robbing disease.