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Scientific advice — is drug repurposing missing a trick?

Scientific Advice meetings are a mechanism to improve communications between drug developers and regulators during the drug-development process. While standard practice for industry, the benefits provided by these meetings are under-utilised by academia. In the context of drug repurposing, can scientific advice, as part of a proposed new R&D tax credits scheme, help to unblock some of the obstacles in the way to clinical adoption?

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Pantziarka, P. Scientific advice — is drug repurposing missing a trick?. Nat Rev Clin Oncol 14, 455–456 (2017).

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