Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO Giovanni Caforio has friends on TV now. R&D chief Tom Lynch has done some of his CAR-T due diligence on YouTube. And one reason Celgene was interested in Bristol’s $74 billion buyout bid is that its own rollout of psoriasis drug Otezla was, well, pretty lame.
A fly on the wall at Bristol-Myers headquarters on Tuesday would have heard all those tidbits, plus some more substantive talk about the Celgene integration. For instance, CAR-T challenges, drug launches and hiring—or lack thereof. We heard it from a transcript (PDF) Bristol filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.