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March 17, 2003
Volume 81, Number 11
CENEAR 81 11 p. 1

NEWS OF THE WEEK
CHEMICAL SECURITY
Industry trade groups assist members to identify and secure vulnerable facilities.
ALIGNED NANOWIRES
Researchers devise method for producing ultrahigh-density arrays and circuits.
"PHARM" RULES
USDA proposes strict requirements for nonfood biotech crops.
CATALYSIS CONTROVERSY
Promiscuity at active site raises questions about metals.
ENVIRONMENT & JUSTICE
Attorney General Ashcroft outlines environmental law enforcement priorities.
ANTITRUST SETTLEMENT
Bristol-Myers Squibb strikes agreements with Federal Trade Commission concerning three drugs.
ALLERGIC REACTIONS
Monoclonal antibody is among new compounds to counter peanut, other food allergies.
AIDING AFRICA
Ag-biotech giants will share technology with African farmers.
EU POLICY DISPUTE
Chemical industry and labor leaders protest potential overregulation.

COVER STORY
PETROCHEMICAL PROSPECTS
The petrochemical market struggles to rebound but is stymied by high oil and gas prices, and a possible war in Iraq.

BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
DRUG EARNINGS
Although the pharmaceutical industry struggled in 2002, numbers rose slightly for major drug firms.
BIOTECH EARNINGS
Despite stumbling blocks, new products and expanding sales boosted fourth-quarter revenues.
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
At Accelrys' first major user conference, attendees express concerns and ask tough questions.
CONTRACT MANUFACTURING
BASF's fledgling business shows promising initial results.

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
TRADE LAW
Congress faces choice between repeal of law and retaliatory sanctions on U.S. goods
INSIGHTS
Despite rhetoric about importance of research, latest budget proposal treats R&D poorly

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
PROCESS CHEMISTRY
ACS conference focuses on critical issues for industrial chemists involved in drug development.

EDUCATION
SECURITY MEASURES
Foreign scientists attempting to enter the U.S. for temporary visits have a hard time getting visas.
CHEMISTRY BUILDING
Washington University in St. Louis dedicates a $55 million state-of-the-art research and teaching facility.

ACS COMMENT
SECRET HANDSHAKES & SMOKE-FILLED ROOMS

ACS NEWS
SENDING CHEMISTS BACK TO SCHOOL

THE DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR'S PAGE

LETTERS
NEW PRODUCTS

AWARDS

NEWSCRIPTS



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