Ideas include re-jiggering of the US tax credit, more work with the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, and new functionalities for EHRs

ACRO offers new ways to keep US research competitive

By Zachary Brennan

The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) offered a number of recommendations to the US House Energy and Commerce Committee’s “21st Century Cures” initiative last week as part of an effort to keep the US research industry competitive globally.

Operation Pangea takes another crack at illegal drugs, websites

Operation Pangea takes another crack at illegal drugs, websites

By Zachary Brennan

For the seventh time since 2006, law enforcement, customs, and regulatory authorities from 111 countries collaborated to identify and root out Internet-based makers and distributors of illegal drug products and medical devices.

Up to 140,000 jobs could be lost in the US pharma industry

US to lose 140,000 jobs if status quo is maintained, PhRMA reports

By Zachary Brennan

Biopharma executives believe there will be strong growth in domestic R&D activities and biopharma manufacturing, but fewer workers will be needed as efficiencies in productivity are achieved across the industry, according to a new survey from industry...


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