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Should Smokers Cough Up Money for Cancer Research?

This June, Californians will be asked whether cigarette smokers should subsidize research to treat diseases related to smoking cigarettes. California’s Proposition 29, if passed, would levy an additional tax of $1 on every pack of smokes sold in the state beginning in October 2012. The tax would generate an estimated $615 million in 2012/2013, and […]
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California Biotech — Good Governance Tops Wish List

New industry survey data documents a fraying investment base marked by a distant and unresponsive FDA as well as an unprepared work force complacent about hungry foreign competition. California’s biotech industry has taken its annual pulse of business conditions — and while the prognosis is not for putting the state on the policy equivalent of […]
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