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NIH Works to Rekindle Old Flame

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Science  04 Oct 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5284, pp. 25
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5284.25


Officials at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) thought they had a good thing going a decade ago when they received federal permission to form partnerships with industry. But a bitter battle over a now-removed fair pricing clause left leading pharmaceutical companies with little stomach for new agreements with the government's premier biomedical institution, and the program has foundered.