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A Look Back at 2006: The Pipeline Challenge

Executive Summary

Our review of top stories of 2006 touches on a variety of subjects, but the majority drive to one über-theme: the pipeline challenge. Products suddenly disappeared into the generic abyss, with nothing new to take their places. Compounds likely to succeed didn't. The price of in-licensable products soared. Even relatively good news for pipelines largely reflected the absence of further bad news: the safety squabbles did not result in higher hurdles to product approvals.

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