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LaMattina: Prize-based incentives for new drugs are not feasible

11/13/2014

  • Forbes

Investments in biopharmaceutical R&D would dry up if the prize-based system proposed by Boston University professor Alan Sager for new drug development was adopted, John LaMattina writes. No one perso… Read More

ACC SmartBrief

The best stories about the chemical industry

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GOP-led Senate may improve chances of carbon-fee bill, Sen. Whitehouse says

11/20/2014

  • Hill, The
  • EENews.net (subscription required)

A bill to set a $42-per-ton tax on carbon emissions may fare better in the GOP-majority Senate, said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. Whitehouse expects the party will need to compromise on certain iss… Read More

API SmartBrief

Oil and natural gas industry news

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Published in partnership with: American Petroleum Institute

Geopolitical landscape moves in favor of U.S. amid low-cost oil

11/19/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

The new period of low-cost oil is shifting the global geopolitical landscape in favor of the U.S., according to this analysis. The U.S. has allowed a decline in oil prices through its surging output o… Read More

ACI SmartBrief

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"Bit of distortion" in triclosan study, expert says

11/20/2014

  • ABC News
  • EENews.net (subscription required)

New study results showing negative health consequences from use of the antibacterial soap ingredient triclosan include "a little bit of distortion," according to infectious disease expert Frank Esper.… Read More

inform SmartBrief

Smart news on global fats and oils

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Firms face challenges finding fat alternatives for baked goods

11/17/2014

  • BakeryAndSnacks.com (France)

Reducing fat in baked goods is a challenge for food manufacturers, which require alternatives to function differently at various stages of the baking process. Alternatives must also provide sensory s… Read More

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Shale oil and natural gas news

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Published in partnership with: American Petroleum Institute

Feds release plan to allow fracking in parts of Va. national forest

11/18/2014

  • San Diego Union-Tribune

The U.S. Forest Service has issued a management plan permitting hydraulic fracturing operations in parts of the George Washington National Forest in Virginia. The plan would authorize drilling on 167,… Read More