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Public-Private Dialogue to Set Next Strategic Plan for Innovative Drug Discovery

December 15, 2011
The four ministers who oversee pharmaceutical products and medical devices met on December 14 with top industry executives in “a policy dialogue for the development of the pharmaceutical and medical devices industry”, which agreed unanimously on a strategic plan to…

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