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Respond to the following:
Dr. Ricci Rizzo
You described the nature of some of the research challenges facing pharmaceutical companies. The mounting cost of research can be daunting, and the extensive range of skills needed continues to expand. Increased collaboration within the industry as well as outside of it is essential.
Most healthcare organizations have a few partnerships that supply some of the skills or resources needed. A hospital may partner with an external physical therapy organization rather than spend limited resources to create their own. But we do not see the type of collaboration the pharmaceutical industry is developing. Do you think that extensive collaboration is the future of healthcare?