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January 30, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 5
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January 30, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 5
Opinions differ on whether a drop in approvals in 2016 was an anomaly or a worrisome sign about the health of the industry
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 28-32)
Features
Business
Three wins and three settlements, but so far no progress on a class action agreement with plaintiffs over perfluoroctanoic acid contamination of drinking water (pp. 17-19)
Business
Technologies have become so good that only special detection devices can tell the difference (pp. 20-22)
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(p.5)

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(p.5)

A milder, more general approach to deoxyfluorinations

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(p.10)

More than 1,000 drug plants never inspected

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(p.10)

Samsung: Flaws led to Note 7 fires

Independent auditors fault suppliers for defective batteries
(p.11)

U.S. science community reacts to Trump Administration

Reported restriction on communication of federal science sparks blowback
(p.15)

World Trade Organization boosts poor countries’ ability to import generic drugs

Changes aimed at nations without capacity to produce generics
(p.15)
 

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Government & Policy

A state-of-the-art synchrotron and free-electron laser are among the country’s new research investments
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Science & Technology

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