D_Evans45: Just to the right of the article:"GlaxoSmithKline is to pay $3bn (£1.9bn) in the largest healthcare fraud settlement in US history."
Nickninja: thomps: it's an interesting shift going on where the big phrarma companies seem to be scaling back their r&d and instead acquiring their next blockbuster drugs from start-ups. anyone with deeper experience in the industry care to weigh in on whether that is a good or bad shift (or if it's even a shift at all)?I'd say it's a bad shift because it's so hard to get ideas funded through other means. But I'm also currently trying to get an industry job with a bioE phd, so I'm not impartial. But they're mainly doing it to try to avoid the risk/cost of early stage R&D. They let academia develop the ideas, startups do the initial GLP level research, and once something looks promising they gobble it up. It's actually a pretty sweet deal if you're a grad student who is lucky enough to get a project that leads to a commercializable product. When you're in the top level of a startup that is bought out you get major bank, and probably a job with the big company.
born_yesterday: I apologize if you knew most of this and I sounded like I was talking down to you.
Danger Avoid Death: I'm not getting worried until the Umbrella Corporation gets involved.
Mr. Potatoass: [www.fileden.com image 355x449]
PonceAlyosha: From who, exactly? When do I get my share of the check?
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