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September 29, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 39
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September 29, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 39
The door that legislation unlocked for generic drugs three decades ago has blown wide open
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 8-16)
Features
Business
Producers of pharmaceutical actives bear down on chemical synthesis (pp. 18-20)
Science & Technology
New study suggests human-caused contamination explains 2013 report of tramadol in a medicinal plant (pp. 34-35)
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Merck KGaA To Buy Sigma-Aldrich

Acquisition: Deal will create a powerhouse in lab products
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(p.5)

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(p.5)

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(p.6)

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(p.6)

Diamond-like Nanothreads Form Under Extreme Pressure

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(p.7)
 

Departments

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Business

Producers of pharmaceutical actives bear down on chemical synthesis
(pp. 18-20)
Universities, industry, and charities reposition to enhance their chances of collaborating in the biomedical sciences
(pp. 21-23)
The door that legislation unlocked for generic drugs three decades ago has blown wide open
(pp. 8-16)

ACS News

ChemLuminary awards honor the society’s dynamic volunteers
(pp. 44-46)
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Government & Policy

No letup likely in acrimonious disputes with troubled board
(pp. 28-29)
Requirement For Description Of “Contributions to Science” Draws Mixed Reactions From Scientists
(pp. 26-27)

Education

Nontraditional master’s programs aim to give students a foot in door
(pp. 38-40)
Teachers of chemistry at all levels meet in Michigan for biennial conference
(pp. 41-42)
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Science & Technology

A look at recent patenting activity in CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing systems, brought to you by C&EN and CAS
(p.37)
A panelist-selected primer for newcomers to the social network
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New study suggests human-caused contamination explains 2013 report of tramadol in a medicinal plant
(pp. 34-35)
Newly discovered natural product is produced by human-hosted bacteria
(p.36)

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