At In the Pipeline, Derek Lowe asks in which fields people would consider starting a small drug company. He writes that oncology would have been a good choice a decade ago and that going into cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders doesn’t make much sense, unless you've been sitting on a golden egg. Alzheimer's disease, he says, is an under-served market, adding that "it's unserved for a lot of damned good reasons. The same goes for a number of other CNS indications. This whole area is a tightrope of risk and reward. Both are huge." In the comments, people offer suggestions from veterinary medicine to non-hormonal birth control pills to, well, snake oil. Lowe says he's not starting a company, but says that perhaps someone who is might see a good idea.
Hmm, That Sounds Interesting...
Feb 12, 2010