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Chugai Running Offensive/Defensive Play towards EPS Growth Goal, Hemlibra Outpaces Target

By Reiji Anasako August 9, 2019
Forging ahead with its new three-year business plan, Chugai Pharmaceutical enjoyed rosy earnings in the first half of 2019, bolstered by the outperformance of the Hemlibra (emicizumab) hemophilia drug and its I/O star Tecentriq (atezolizumab). But with a biosimilar onslaught…

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