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Federal drug review nettles biotech industry

Concern evident on eve of Boston expo

Federal drug regulators found themselves under the spotlight Monday as the massive Biotechnology Industry Organization’s annual convention opened in Boston.

As more than 15,000 life sciences professionals converged on the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center for four days of panels, networking, and business dealing, a Food and Drug Administration plan to make decisions on new drugs more transparent and consistent drew criticism from industry skeptics.

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