Eli Lilly and Co. received clearance Thursday from U.S. regulators for a new migraine drug that will be the third in a promising class of therapies for patients who suffer from the recurrent, painful headaches.
The Greenfield-based animal health unit is gearing up for independence after 65 years as part of drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. But Elanco has been struggling, and top management will have to work hard to stabilize the operation.
The American Medical Association recently called on regulators to monitor competition among the three drugmakers who control the market—Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co., Denmark-based Novo Nordisk and Paris-based Sanofi.
After decades of being starved of innovative treatments for serious conditions like cancer, diabetes and kidney disease, China’s 1.4 billion people are becoming a prime target for Eli Lilly and other pharmaceutical companies.