FDC Reports Launches Free Asian Pharma News And Regulatory Web Site

PharmAsia News to feature original reporting from FDC publications

Rockville, Md. - January 29, 2007 - FDC Reports, Inc. announces the launch of beta version of an Asian Pharma news and regulatory Web site,  PharmAsia News. In response to growing demand for business and regulatory coverage of the rapidly expanding Asian biomedical industry, FDC Reports, the publisher of "The Pink Sheet," has launched PharmAsia News, a new beta Web site that provides free weekly articles, news summaries and updates about key developments in China, India, Japan and other Asian countries.

"When it comes to drugs, biotech, devices and other medical products, there is so much happening in this part of the world that anyone who is serious about understanding the future of the industry needs to pay attention now," said FDC's Editor-In-Chief, Joe Hecker.

PharmAsia News focuses primarily on pharma, it also features original reporting from various FDC publications including coverage of OTCs, biotech, devices, consumer health and regulatory issues. Additionally, PharmAsia News' free weekly email update includes news summaries, events, updates and more.

"This is such a great way for readers to sample a wide range of our content, keep up with Asia and take advantage of our new RSS feeds, that FDC has decided to roll this out immediately as a free beta site. We're really hoping that readers will make full use of this dynamic new product and share their thoughts and coverage needs with our editorial staff," added Hecker.

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