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The impact of mergers on pharmaceutical R&D

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Mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical industry have substantially reduced the number of major companies over the past 15 years. The short-term business rationale for this extensive consolidation might have been reasonable, but at what cost to research and development productivity?

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LaMattina, J. The impact of mergers on pharmaceutical R&D. Nat Rev Drug Discov 10, 559–560 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrd3514

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