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Towards a bicycle-friendly transit future

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Seeking solutions to issues in clinical trials

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Who will solve all our problems?

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Ethical implications of clinical trials: a global perspective

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Stakeholder input a necessity for successful model design and development

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North America’s crude-by-rail problem

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Modeling clinical trials

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Drugs: price, cost and willingness to pay

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” top_padding=”30″ overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text][nectar_dropcap color=”#3452ff”]T [/nectar_dropcap]here have been numerous articles recently in popular media about the price of drugs, the cost of bringing a drug to market, and the stakeholders and countries involved. Many of them go into detailed …

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