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Disappointing article, not disappointing biotech

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7523.1025 (Published 27 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1025
  1. Fredric J Cohen, president (fred@pharmagrowth.com)
  1. Pharma Growth Strategies LLC, 3331 Street Road, Suite 140, Bensalem, PA 19020, USA

    EDITOR—Joppi et al's critique and not biotech itself is disappointing.1

    The authors classified most of the biotech drugs (24/61) as “copycat or me too products”—pejorative terms intended to cast prejudicial doubt on a drug's value. I am familiar with one of the drugs on the copycat list, teriparatide (rhPTH1-34, Forteo, Eli Lilly), a treatment for osteoporosis. I helped …

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