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Genzyme, J&J Manufacturing Troubles Highlight The Importance Of Quality Systems

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Experts say robust quality systems, if taken to heart, can play a key role in preventing and recovering from manufacturing failures like the ones that have struck Genzyme and Johnson & Johnson in recent months.

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