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Sue Sutter

Senior Editor

Washington, D.C.
Sue is a senior editor with Pink Sheet, where she writes primarily about drug, biologic and biosimilar regulation, FDA advisory committees and product approvals.  She has reported on the prescription and over-the-counter drug industries since 1999 for various publications now under the umbrella of Informa Business Information, including Pink Sheet, “The Pink Sheet” DAILY, “The Tan Sheet” and Scrip.  Previously she worked as an editor for Mealey’s Litigation Reports (now part of Lexis-Nexis), writing about asbestos, toxic tort and fen-phen litigation.

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