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S Korean pharma laid low by global retreat and Samsung scandal

Scandal compounds grim mood as international partnerships flop

Samsung Bioepis had high hopes for a diabetes biosimilar project with Merck, until the U.S. side canceled the deal. 

SEOUL -- South Korea's pharmaceutical companies are being frozen out of partnerships by major European and U.S. partners, hitting an industry already rocked by the Samsung BioLogics accounting scandal.

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