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How Many Pharmas Does It Take to Accelerate Drug Development?

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Brian Orelli, Ph.D.
September 25, 2012

Stop me if you've heard this one before: How many pharmas does it take to accelerate the development of drugs?

Ten!

Ha-ha! Get it? Ten.

As they say, the funniest jokes are the ones that are true. I kid you not, there really are 10 companies that think they can band together to speed things up.

Separated, the companies are inefficient at running clinical trials. But together, Abbott Labs (NYSE: ABT  ) , AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN