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Lundbeck's hopes have high costs: "You won't see us reaching that level in the future"

Pharmaceutical company Lundbeck has upgraded its R&D expenses due to high stakes on migraine drug Vyepti. The level is unnaturally high but will fluctuate in the future, says head of R&D.

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In the last year, Denmark's second-largest pharmaceutical company, Lundbeck, has upgraded its expenses for research and development, not least due to its major stakes on turning migraine drug Vyepti into a blockbuster.

Thus, Lundbeck placed more than 25 percent of its revenue in research and development investments, while the concurrent figure for Novo Nordisk was around half of that in the same time period.

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