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Overwhelmed by thousands of documents describing the inner workings of pharmaceutical companies, the Drug Industry Document Archive wants to enlist the help of crowds.

Documents uncovered during lawsuits against drug companies could be made searchable to the public, just like documents from tobacco company lawsuits. The problem is that there are more files than DIDA’s own workers can handle. Until they’re processed, they can’t be properly searched. Crowdsourcing the project could speed the database’s growth.

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