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The 3 percent solution: Unpopular drug companies still push discovery

Madison, Wis. - John McNeish gives it a light-hearted spin when he talks about drug companies being one of the least trusted institutions in America.

"The polls say only 3 percent of the people in the country have a favorable view of drug companies," Pfizer executive McNeish told a group of about 75 people, mostly scientists, who gathered at Universit......

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While Pfizer has worked with mouse stem cells, it has not conducted experiments involving human stem cells. While McNeish and his colleagues see tremendous potential in working with such cells, they also see many financial and public policy risks.

The costs of bringing a drug to market are enormous, not counting the ads. Pfizer may unveil a c......

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The opinions expressed herein or statements made in the above column are solely those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wisconsin Technology Network, LLC. (WTN). WTN, LLC accepts no legal liability or responsibility for any claims made or op......

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