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Drug truths : dispelling the myths about pharma R & D

Author: John L LaMattina
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Any thoughtful discussion on the pharmaceutical industry must be guided by the facts. Author John LaMattina, a thirty-year veteran and former president of Pfizer Global Research and Development, takes you through the realities and the myths surrounding the pharmaceutical industry, offering concrete illustrative examples. Rather than innuendo, he offers facts, answering your questions about the process and costs of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John L LaMattina
ISBN: 9780470393185 0470393181
OCLC Number: 234432203
Description: xiv, 136 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Cholesterol drugs are unnecessary --
Industry is more interested in 'me-too' drugs than in innovation --
It takes industry too long to discover new drugs --
Drugs are discovered by academia --
New medicines add costs but little benefit --
Big pharma has failed and should learn from biotech success --
The industry invents diseases --
New drugs are less safe than traditional medicines --
Industry spends more on advertising than R & D --
Industry does not care about diseases of the developing world --
Big pharma's day has passed --
Final reflections.
Responsibility: John L. LaMattina.
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This book answers the questions about the process and costs of pharmaceutical R & D in a compelling narrative focused on the discovery and development of important new medicines.  Read more...

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This book, a concise and reasonably priced text, is a must-read for anyone working in the pharmaceutical industry. However, it is not just written for scientist, anyone interested in learning more Read more...

 
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