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Brenda Sandburg

New York, NY
Brenda Sandburg is a senior writer who covers legal issues and FDA regulatory policy, with a particular focus on patents, biosimilars, and government investigations. She spent 10 years writing for legal publications between stints at The Pink Sheet and blends these experiences to provide in-depth analysis of events. An aspiring photographer, she enjoys taking photos to accompany news stories.
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