How Far We've Come

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Pharmaceutical Executive

Pharmaceutical Executive, Pharmaceutical Executive-08-01-2006, Volume 0, Issue 0

In 1981, pharma was a more innocent industry. It stood on the brink of an AIDS epidemic that science had yet to name or understand. Hazards of generics, product lifecycles, and off-label marketing lay years ahead. There were no embryonic stem cells to fight over--nor euphemisms like "overactive bladder syndrome" and "erectile dysfunction" to ease conversations or kick off ad campaigns. Who knew what awaited us? To remember--and to reflect on what shaped modern pharma--we invite you to page through the most significant events of the past quarter century.