1 Thing to Know Before Betting on the Next Blockbuster Drug

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The guest on this week's nationally syndicated Motley Fool Money radio show is Ron Adner, an award-winning professor and author of the new book The Wide Lens: A New Strategy for Innovation. In the past decade, major pharmaceutical companies such as Eli Lilly, Pfizer, and MannKind were in a race to be the first to market an inhalable insulin. In this audio segment, Adner details how Pfizer did everything right, only to fail on a massive scale. Adner provides shareholders of pharmaceutical companies a key insight into what those companies need if they want to succeed in creating the next blockbuster drug.

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