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Patent Filing to Drug Approval: A Difficult Journey Even for the Mighty

By Ana Nicholls, Healthcare Analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit. The UK Financial Times this week (March 18) flagged up data from Withers & Rogers, a London-based IP firm, showing how the numbers of patent filings from the ten leading pharma companies has dropped in recent years. According to the law firm, only 129 “patent […]
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FDA Approvals Down on Last Two Years

A new FDA report summarizes the new drug approvals for 2010, and highlights some surprising numbers compared to years past. According to a recent FDA report, FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) approved 21 New Molecular Entities (NMEs) in 2010, which is less than in 2009 (26) and 2008 (24), but greater than […]
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