Tuesday, January 25, 2011

government research on drug discovery

Worried that the pharmaceutical industry has slowed their discovery of new drugs, the Obama administration has created a billion-dollar research center for drug discovery. The aim is to discover compounds that drug companies will then take hold of and develop into drugs. Will academic researchers be good at drug discovery? Will pharmaceuticals make a large profit off of drugs discovered with publicly-funded research?

See the article here.

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