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December 6, 2004 Issue

Volume 82, Issue 49
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December 6, 2004 Issue, Vol. 82 | Iss. 49
The pharmaceutical industry is seeking a new prescription for success as it faces pricing pressures, challenges from generics, and consumer disenchantment
By SELENA CLASS, IMS HEALTH
(pp. 18-29)
Features
Science & Technology
 (p.5)
Science & Technology
Meeting of laboratory managers association focuses on management, challenges, and networking  
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News of the Week

Benzene's Low Blow

Pollutant is toxic to human blood cells at levels lower than U.S. standard
(p.6)

WTO Okays Tariffs Against U.S. Goods

Punitive tariffs would respond to the Byrd amendment
(p.6)

Tiny Crystrals In Large Quantities

Method produces monodisperse nanocrystals on multigram scale
(p.7)

Twenty Years After Bhopal

Compensation still sought for victims as investigation of accident continues
(p.8)

Dainippon To Buy Sumitomo Business

Sumitomo Chemical to hold majority share of $2.7 billion drug company
(p.9)

Waxy Wheat

High-throughput method yields wheat that is richer in branched starches
(p.9)
 

Departments

Business

Companies tell what they want in--and want to get out of--an investment
(pp. 12-13)
From gram-scale to multiton output, start-up firm CPC sees $100 million market for tiny device
(p.14)
Dow Chemical has established a foothold in South America and is biding its time for its next step
(p.15)
A trip to the corner office reveals the link between cave drawings and chemistry
(p.16)
The pharmaceutical industry is seeking a new prescription for success as it faces pricing pressures, challenges from generics, and consumer disenchantment
(pp. 18-29)

ACS News

Education

With the holiday shopping season upon us, C&EN sees how some popular chemistry sets measure up
(pp. 38-39)
Mentors, recruiters, and speakers inspired minority science students at SACNAS national conference
(pp. 40-41)
Exetersmith

Science & Technology

Meeting of laboratory managers association focuses on management, challenges, and networking
(p.34)
Cambridge chemist is reactive and proactive as chief scientific adviser to British government
(p.35)

Career & Employment

Pharmaceutical contract firms need diplomatic, cool-headed, and creative chemists
(pp. 45-50)

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