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'Double whammy' for Roche as manufacturing patent losses loom

October 12, 2017, 6:07 am by Reuters Health News

ZURICH (Reuters) - Landmark Roche patents that helped launch the modern biotechnology era end next year, extinguishing a source of billions of dollars in income for the Swiss drugmaker and piling pressure on its new medicines to succeed.


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