"The institute has on hand enough funds to continue operating with no changes in its operations and without disposing of any real estate or other property for the foreseeable future. We are, however, being proactive about the future economic environment with a process in place and commitment to addressing the operating deficit — this financial picture would be the envy of many biomedical institutes."
"The market forces affecting The Scripps Research Institute are being felt by all independent biomedical research institutes, universities and medical schools across the country. Specifically, these include declines in National Institutes of Health funding and a downturn in basic research support from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries."
“USC is trying to improve its modest standing in chemistry and biology, areas where Scripps Research is a world leader.”
“We are in no danger of financial collapse. If we did nothing we would likely reach a tenuous point in about five years. However, doing nothing is not an option and not our plan. There are both short-term and long-term options to consider that will keep Scripps and its outstanding scientific programs here for a very long time.”
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“Gephardt has also been significantly involved with the pharmaceutical industry. In addition to a large lobbying contract with the Medicines Company, Gephardt serves as chair of the Council for American Medical Innovation (CAMI), formed by and affiliated with PhRMA. In this capacity he hired his own firm to lobby for the organization, to push to extend patents and block generic drugs from the market.”