Crunch time for pharma

Martin, John
October 2009
New Scientist;10/10/2009, Vol. 204 Issue 2729, p24
The author reflects on the implications of financial crises for pharmaceutical research. He says that while big pharmaceutical companies have much money, universities are being starved of resources and research funding has decreased. He asserts that the tax system could at least encourage pharmaceutical companies to invest more wisely. He cites the possible consequence if funds from pharmaceutical companies were combined with a proactive way of recognising patentable inventions and managing university science.


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