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New wave of independent, self-employed free agents emerging around the world, Kelly® international workforce survey finds

20 May 10

Economic uncertainty has fueled a growing trend toward self-employment and entrepreneurialism with one-in-five respondents worldwide now working outside the traditional employment relationship, and 50 percent saying that they would like to do so, according to the latest survey results from workforce solutions leader Kelly Services®.
Editor

Study Gives Better Understanding Of How Reoviruses And Chemo Work Together

13 May 10

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York have demonstrated that a reovirus therapy called REOLYSIN works synergistically with gemcitabine and may be worth further investigation.
Janet Vasquez

National Stop Snoring Week 19-24 April

23 Apr 10

The theme for National Stop Snoring Week 2010 is all about our houses. From house dust mites to pet dogs it seems that our houses are minefields when it comes to snoring. Nobody is safe as there are dangers lurking in every room.
Marianne Davey - The British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association (BSSAA)

Karolinska Institutet report findings - Personalised Medicine and future healthcare delivery

22 Apr 10

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world´s leading medical universities. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
Alex Heeley - De Facto Communications

Allergy relief for babies and young children

14 Apr 10

Parents of babies and young children suffering from conditions such as asthma and eczema will be relieved to know there is a breakthrough product available that can drastically reduce their child’s misery and symptoms.
Kaleidoscope Communications

Fighting talk unites Pharma

13 Apr 10

The NGP union, held in the Netherlands last week saw over 50 visionaries gathered for the Supreme Court verdict against Myriad Genetics given on March 29th. They voted against their patent claims and a storm is brewing in the biotech community. The Court ruled that the patents should have never been granted because genes are a law of nature. With the majority of industry outsiders in agreement, how will the pharmaceutical world react?
ngonlinenews.com

Homeopathy and the NHS

13 Apr 10

Since the moment of the NHS’s very inception in 1948, complementary medicine has formed an accepted and often-used element of the country’s national health service. Thousands of Brits swear blind by the efficacy of homeopathic treatments and rates of patient satisfaction are often far higher at the country’s homeopathic hospitals than they are on standard NHS wards. Yet while many patients claim a strong appreciation of the benefits of homeopathy, the science tells another story.
Max Golby

Shaping the market

09 Apr 10

Until recently, pharmaceutical companies paid little attention to the process of maximising their data through publications. Today, several pharma firm and even consumer companies are beginning to recognise publications planning as an integral part of the marketing matrix. It now forms part of the overall communications strategy, adopted not only to raise awareness of a product and its key messages, but also to provide an evidence base for all other communication activities for the product.
Dr Sabah Al-Lawati

Patient Advice in the Digital Age

07 Apr 10

We often use them to make decisions about what products we buy and which we keep buying…except for pharma’. Yet more than that, he makes a coherent and convincing argument for how these kinds of services could ultimately end up benefiting the pharma industry itself. Indeed while information from a single person on the internet might be far too subjective to be of use, the sophistication of the crowd is arguably much greater.
Max Golby

R&D No longer an in house job

01 Apr 10

With an age of the expiry cliff approaching and a move towards contracted research organizations, is this the end of pharmaceutical companies as we know them? And are job cuts an inevitable reaction to this new business style?
Emma Naylor

NHS Value?

30 Mar 10

I am a lapsed pharma marketer and as such I still like to read the industry press. It is striking that almost every article is about how the industry has to change to meet the needs of the NHS, to add value.
David Southern

Healthcare CFO’s V-tach on Obama’s Healthcare Reform

29 Mar 10

Urgent meetings are being held by the financial leaders of American Healthcare companies in the wake of Obama’s Healthcare Reform being passed 219 – 212 in the House of Representatives.
Victoria Poole

You Love Your Job - You Just Don't Know It

23 Mar 10

Thousands of Brits waste time and energy searching for new jobs every winter, because they fail to differentiate between seasonal blues and job dissatisfaction.
Lindsay Rutland-Dix

From Regional to Global: how Pfizer reworked the pharmaceutical business model

18 Mar 10

Jorge Puente, Regional President of WW Pfizer gives MeetTheBoss.tv an inside look into how Pfizer became global.
Daniel Reinhold - meettheboss.tv

Healthcare Reform: Now or Never

16 Mar 10

Back in December it was all but a question of time. More or less every pundit was concerned with ‘when’ and not ‘if’ and an increasingly divided nation was finally bracing itself for the very real possibility of comprehensive healthcare reform. The debate had been more or less exhausted and the Republican strategy continued along the lines of obstructionism pure and simple.
Max Golby - PharmiWeb Field Reporter

Remedying Consumer Trust – Pharma Execs Unite

25 Feb 10

An elite gathering of the leading Pharmaceutical Executives will be meeting to discuss how they plan to rebuild consumer trust ahead of the NGP EU summit hosted by GDS International.
Emma Naylor

Pharma Research Cuts

17 Feb 10

Research and development is the bread and butter of healthcare innovation. For decades the world’s pharmaceutical companies have treasured and protected this simple maxim, pouring billions of dollars into research and development and creating hundreds of groundbreaking new drugs in the process. Yet since the onset of the global financial crisis in 2007, big pharma has begun to ask some very difficult questions of its research commitments.
Max Golby

Point Of Care Testing in Clinical Trials

12 Feb 10

Assessing the use of Point Of Care Testing in Clinical Trials - the policies and procedures involved, the benefits Point Of Care can bring to clinical trials and the advantages over the conventional laboratory approach.
Mike Wickham, Dave McComas and Charlotte Wickham

Diabetes – an Overview

10 Feb 10

Diabetes mellitus – more commonly known as just diabetes – is a chronic metabolic condition that occurs as a result of either the pancreas’ failure to produce normal insulin levels, or as a result of the body’s inability to make use of the insulin that it does produce.
Max Golby

A Kidney Research UK study has proved that the Renal Services National Service Framework has had a positive impact in improving quality of care for the high-risk South Asian communities.

10 Feb 10

A recent research study, which was undertaken as part of medical research charity, Kidney Research UK’s ABLE programme, investigated the impact of national guidelines for the management of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), on referral patterns between South Asian and white European patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
Kidney Research UK

How to | Use RSS to get a pharma job

27 Jan 10

RSS is a much under-estimated and under-used thing. It was originally conceived as an easy way of syndicating website content, hence the name “Really Simple Syndication”, but it now become a standard by which content is made available across the web to other sites or users.
Mike Wood

Haiti Aid

27 Jan 10

At 16:53 local time on Tuesday, 12 January 2010, the small Caribbean island nation of Haiti was dealt another cruel blow: a massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck at the heart of the nation - just over 15 miles west of the capital of Port-au-Prince. With the already traumatic history of this poor yet historic nation in mind, the events of January 12 represented yet another devastating hit to the already fragile foundations of this young nation.
Max Golby

Alzheimer’s - An Overview

21 Jan 10

Hardly a week goes by without Alzheimer’s being in the news – scientists discovering more about what causes it, developing a greater idea of how we can prevent or treat it, or another step being taken towards a cure.
Jackie Cosh, author of Alzheimer’s – The Essential Guide

Paying Off Competitors

14 Jan 10

Washington is famous for its lobbyists. Make no mistake, of all the industries currently making themselves heard on Capitol Hill, the healthcare lobby is one of the largest and the loudest. Indeed, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, the pharmaceutical industry had almost 1700 registered lobbyists in Washington as of late 2009. Unsurprisingly, then, the pharmaceutical industry has a considerable degree of pull on The Hill.
Max Golby

Gearing Up In 2010

23 Dec 09

This is the second of two articles written by Caroline Lock and Spencer Marsh at Only Medics Recruitment Ltd. In the last edition they looked at Recruitment 2010 and in this article they discuss Career Planning 2010.
Stephen Smith

Healthcare Reform

16 Dec 09

For over 75 years now, numerous Democratic Congressmen – and indeed several Presidents – have tried to pass something remotely resembling meaningful healthcare reform. For 75 years, they have failed. Back in 1993, Bill and Hillary Clinton’s failed ‘HillaryCare’ died with a whimper in the Senate and Mrs. Clinton was denied her chance at a second attempt by Mr. Obama in the Democratic primaries.
Max Golby

Swine Flu Update: 11/12/2009

10 Dec 09

Weekly Swine Flu Update for the Week Ending December 11th.
Max Golby

How to get experience and make the most of it.

08 Dec 09

‘You really need some more experience’. Perhaps the most ubiquitous phrase in modern day recruitment, thousands of graduates are now at the mercy of this one requirement as increasing competition in the job market leads to rising standards. Perhaps twenty, or even ten years ago, an undergraduate degree and a forceful sense of charisma might well have been enough to net you your first role in an industry.
Max Golby

ORBIS: what is it and how does it work?

08 Dec 09

Keynes called it an ‘inducement to invest’. In this instance, the most recent financial crisis has called for many of the same approaches used in the 1930s to stimulate the economy and bring industries back to their feet. Today more than ever, we realize that education is one of the most decisive facets of any successful stimulus.
Max Golby

USA, payments to Doctors – good, bad or ugly

08 Dec 09

At what point does a conflict of interests occur? Last year – and for many years before that – U.S. drugs companies paid out tens of millions of dollars in payments and gifts to physicians and academics. Earlier this year, the Pharmaceutical and Research Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) released a revised, and somewhat toughened, code of practice.
Max Golby

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