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Sounds like a very fruitful career then.

A recent read of mine was "The Drug Hunters" [1] which talks about the "highly improbable quest" for a drug that actually makes it to market, and the history of those that have.

Author stated it was not uncommon for some researchers to never have a single discovered API make it to market in a total 20-30 yr career.

1 - https://www.amazon.com/Drug-Hunters-Improbable-Discover-Medi...

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