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A prescription for change : the looming crisis in drug development

Author: Michael S Kinch
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Series: Luther H. Hodges, Jr. and Luther H. Hodges, Sr. series on business, entrepreneurship, and public policy.
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"The introduction of new medicines has dramatically improved the quantity and quality of individual and public health while contributing trillions of dollars to the global economy. In spite of these past successes--and indeed because of them--our ability to deliver new medicines may be quickly coming to an end. Moving from the twentieth century to the present, this book reveals how changing business strategies  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Kinch
ISBN: 9781469630625 1469630621 9781469647579 1469647575
OCLC Number: 945745514
Description: xi, 339 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Why regulate medicines? --
Trials and tribulations --
Dreams of greatness : the birth of the pharmaceutical industry --
Triumph and tragedy --
Ivory tower of power --
The DNA of biotechnology --
Blockbusters and bombs : pressures on the pharmaceutical industry --
Sea monsters, immunauts, and death panels --
Drama on the I-270 tech corridor --
Autophagy --
Three views of a train wreck --
Bridging the valley.
Series Title: Luther H. Hodges, Jr. and Luther H. Hodges, Sr. series on business, entrepreneurship, and public policy.
Responsibility: Michael Kinch.

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In spite of past successes in the introduction of new medicines, our ability to deliver new medicines may be coming to an end. Moving from the twentieth century to the present, A Prescription for  Read more...

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A cogent and comprehensive view of where the drug industry is today and how it got there.--Health Affairs Traces the history of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and describes the Read more...

 
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