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Regulatory Focus™ > News Articles > Deal or No Deal: Corporate and Regulatory Due Diligence Considerations

Deal or No Deal: Corporate and Regulatory Due Diligence Considerations

Posted 01 July 2009

Deals in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries come fast and furiously, frequently with urgent deadlines. Whether the transaction relates to a co-promotion, licensing, contract manufacturing, divesture or acquisition, thorough and focused due diligence is necessary to minimize surprises, which can be very costly. It is also important to recognize that these deals include a critical component not found in a routine commercial transaction in an unregulated industry: the product or company at issue is regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and regulatory issues must be carefully considered.

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