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Mary Jo Laffler

Mary Jo Laffler oversees US commercial content for Informa’s pharmaceutical news publications, working with a group of talented reporters and editors covering business, commercial and clinical news. She brings 16 years of experience reporting on the pharmaceutical industry for the Pink Sheet and affiliated publications, serving previously as Bureau Chief for Clinical Development and Business News, managing editor of the Pink Sheet and as one of the first managing editors for the Pink Sheet DAILY. While wearing many hats has given Mary Jo a wide-ranging knowledge of the commercial and regulatory challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry, her specialty is in analyzing drug development news and R&D strategy.

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