Lilly cancer drug OK’d for new use

Eli Lilly and Co.’s top rising-star drug has been approved by U.S. regulators for a new use, an event that could boost sales of
the medication. Alimta, a lung cancer drug, was approved as a maintenance therapy for non-small cell lung cancer
for certain patients, Lilly announced today.

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With pharma famine looming, Lilly relying on snack-size deals

Compared with some of his pharmaceutical CEO peers these days, John Lechleiter has his company on a diet. Instead of using a mega-merger to bulk up before the famine that patent expirations will bring on the industry next year,
Lechleiter has Eli Lilly and Co. burning management fat while looking for smaller companies to munch on.

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