Despite proposals that threaten to increase the cost of drug development, regulators and manufacturers are optimistic that
recent discoveries in genomic sciences and molecular biology create opportunities to develop entirely new classes of more
effective and less toxic medicines, potentially at more affordable costs. Cooperative efforts to adopt new regulatory models
in harmony with other nations' approaches have the potential to streamline drug development and registration, and accelerate
global access to new therapies.
Jill Wechsler is Pharmaceutical Technology's Washington editor, 7715 Rocton Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815, tel. 301.656.4634, firstname.lastname@example.org
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