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Mary Jo Laffler

Mary Jo Laffler oversees US commercial content for Informa’s pharmaceutical news publications, working with a group of talented reporters and editors covering business, commercial and clinical news. She brings 16 years of experience reporting on the pharmaceutical industry for the Pink Sheet and affiliated publications, serving previously as Bureau Chief for Clinical Development and Business News, managing editor of the Pink Sheet and as one of the first managing editors for the Pink Sheet DAILY. While wearing many hats has given Mary Jo a wide-ranging knowledge of the commercial and regulatory challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry, her specialty is in analyzing drug development news and R&D strategy.
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The opioid market is expected to total $18.4bn by 2020 – but the growing crisis of opioid abuse plagues manufacturers, policy makers and public health. Scrip takes a look at the pipeline of abuse-deterrent formulations and physician opinions about what impact those will have.

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