Industry Voice 2015

Pharma's leaders and readers speak up.

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 If behavior often speaks volumes, then the pharmaceutical industry is saying a lot lately in the way that it is responding to the social and economic forces that affect its markets and the potential commercial success of the drugs they develop and deliver around the world. This two-piece State of the Union series features:• Heard it on the DCAT Street: Pharma leadership talks strategy • In it for the Long Haul: PhM's 2015 Reader Salary Survey Results

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