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Francesca Bruce

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Francesca writes about a broad range of policy and regulatory topics, including intellectual property rights. However, her main areas of expertise are pricing and reimbursement and how medicines may or may not make it to patients. She writes about developments in Europe and is also expanding coverage in emerging markets, including Latin America and the Middle East. Francesca writes for Pink Sheet, Scrip and In Vivo.

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