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Effective December 1, 2015 we no longer allow Consultants, PR, Communications and Agency professionals or anybody who works for a company that provides services to the pharma, biotech, life science or healthcare industries, to purchase an individual subscription, unless with prior approval. In most cases a corporate license is required.
Date of Last Update: Jan 15, 2016