Bad year for pharma growth; Consumers prefer generic drugs;

> While forecasters were already expecting problems for the pharmaceutical business, they're now suggesting that 2009 is going to be even worse than originally expected. FiercePharma

> This must have come as a shock to branded drugmakers: Apparently, half of consumers worldwide prefer generics to branded drugs  when they have a choice. FiercePharma

> Why are boys more likely than girls to face learning difficulties? New genetic research may hold some answers. FierceBioResearcher

> A new strain of swine flu has turned up in San Diego, a noteworthy happening even though only two children were affected and neither had been in contact with a pig. FierceVaccines

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