NEW YORK, Nov. 14—Hurry up and wait: the biotech revolution, touted as the transformation that would speed sluggish drug development times and boost efficiency in the pharmaceutical industry, seems so far to have slowed the process down. The finding comes from a new study released Tuesday by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development.

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