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From Newton to Heisenberg--The New Physics of the Drug Industry

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While the current wave of high profile drug industry deals recalls the heady days of 1980s consolidation, the motivations are quite different. Managed care is forcing companies to prize the efficient leveraging of assets, not critical mass. In today's drug industry, companies will manage for strategic diversity, juggling a number of different platforms at one time. Successful companies will by no means all have been successful using the same set of tools.

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