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Biopharmaceutical industry faces a shift in dynamics

Changes in health care breed uncertainty

CHICAGO — Welcome to the outcomes business.

As more than 15,000 executives and economic development officials gathered here Monday for the opening day of the annual Biotechnology Industry Organization convention, the talk was less about bringing safe and effective drugs to market than about improving health, keeping patients out of the hospital, and reining in costs in the United States and globally.

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