Social networking sites such as Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter are all the rage – there’s no escaping them, they’re everywhere – even in the workplace, and whether you like it or not, they’re not going away.
Catherine Gutsell, CK Group
If you are new to using PharmiWeb.com to find a new job, you'll soon realise that we have thousands of jobs listed and that they change every day. This means you may initially find the task a bit daunting.
However, it’s not really that hard, and with a bit of thought, you will soon be asking why you didn’t do it years ago.
When David Cameron recently found himself in the hot seat on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, one policy area brought challenges beyond all others. Healthcare reform, Mr. Marr suggested in a short exchange, is swiftly becoming a major source of controversy for this government.
As a result of a vote taken in the European Parliament earlier this week, patients in the European Union will receive improved information on prescription drugs, in addition to being protected from some of the more potentially exploitable clauses of the Commission’s proposed Directive on Information to Patients.
In an age of competition and choice, patient knowledge is paramount. Between 1997 and 2007, the Blair government’s entire programme of public sector reforms were delivered under the banner of ‘Choice and Competition’.
With the global economy remaining stagnant, big pharma companies are keen to develop blockbuster drugs that have a high financial ceiling. Rodger McMillan, VP of R&D at Astra Zeneca has said that “big pharma is a cash-rich industry – it has to be,” namely because of the huge costs in developing new drugs – sometimes as much as $200 million.
In the USA alone, when your neighbor is out of work it is a slowdown, when your
family member is added it becomes recession and when you too join the same line
than it surely becomes a depression. The unofficial employment in USA being claimed at 15-25 percent while the economical turnaround seems a mirage; the closer you get the clearer becomes the reality, nothing but refractions.
In many ways, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) embodies many of the characteristics that define the NHS. In a system of universal access — and in a world where resources are finite — tough decisions inevitably have to be made. And by taking difficult decisions, particularly in reference to end of life care, NICE attempts to make the most of the drugs budget we do have.
Epratuzumab, a new humanised IgG1 monoclonal antibody that acts on CD22 (a molecule preventing over-activation of the immune system and emergence of auto-immune diseases) has shown promise as a potential treatment of moderate to severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) according to results of a new study EMBLEM.
Olwen Glynn Owen
Large pharma has been seeking new biomarkers for years – all part of their drug discovery process, but often only as an afterthought in the development process. That’s changed over recent years, but by-and-large the bulk of biomarker work remains in the hands of small -to -medium-sized companies whose focused approach is more attuned to biomarkers being a major element of a final product.
Most pharmacologists will acknowledge that nutrition is important for good health and well-being, however, at the same time it is also considered to be a chemical nightmare with unknown effects. This has not always been the case, in the past connections between pharmacology and nutrition has been more intimate, as Hippocrates once stated, ‘‘Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food.
Johan Garssen, PhD, Conference Chairman
Reshaping the pharmaceutical industry's quality standards is currently the top priority for the Chinese government. Earlier announcements by its Ministry of Health to issue new tougher Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP) standards for medical products comes at the right time as current regulations do not meet international standards which result in poor performance by Chinese companies in the international market.
Now more than ever, alternative science and holistic remedies are playing a role in our lifestyles. But is that right? Over the past year, we've reported on everything from homeopathy to hypnotherapy. Importantly, we've differentiated between those approaches with at least a modicum of evidence to support them, and those without almost any at all. Yet in contrast to homeopathy, perhaps it can be said that our next target has at least a little science to support it.
Last week Pharmaceutical heads met as a result of a drugs recall after a pill mix up of breast cancer pills. The drug, Fresenius Kabi’s Anastrozole, was made by the German company’s subsidiary in India. The ingredient mix up led to the voluntary recall of 7,192 bottles, each containing 30 tablets.
Emma Naylor- NG Online
As Republican Congressmen line up to attack Barack Obama’s landmark U.S. healthcare reforms ahead of next month’s mid-term elections, reforms on this side of the Atlantic are receiving equally forceful criticism.
Out there on the branding battlefields its simply do or die as brand images are either hyper visible or mortally lost in oblivion. Commanding success for any idea on the global scene demands universal access on e-commerce that is only deliverable by a cyber name identity, as it's the only key to open the site.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provides a new opportunity for clinical research, and can open doors to untapped populations, explains Rani Abraham at ClinTec International
Rani Abraham - ClinTec International
With access, cost and quality concerns plaguing pharmaceutical delivery systems both in the US as well as globally, the Next Generation Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery committee has been formed to confront, assess and deliver new strategies to secure the future of the industry.
If you have been looking around for a CV writing service you will have noticed that prices vary considerably and may be wondering why. The CV & Interview Advisors (that’s us) were one of the early entrants into the world of CV writing and have been around for many years.
Over the last few years, many companies have started to offer CV appraisals to the extent that the market is now flooded with offers of free advice. I remember the days when we and one or two other CV writing companies offered such a service and it became a very effective way of building relationships with customers and strutting our expertise on all things CV related.
There has been some conjecture amongst professionals regarding the merits of a personal profile on a CV. This conjecture stems from the fact that many job seekers fill there personal profiles with irrelevant and mostly clichéd information.
In my capacity as a Career Consultant, I have worked closely with freelancers & contractors for many years and two challenges keep rearing their ugly head: Firstly, how does a freelancer write a CV that isn’t six pages long; and secondly, what happens if you want to apply for a role that draws upon skills gained in a contract that isn’t the most recent piece of work that you have done.
In a climate of fiscal hardship, everybody has a special case to plead. Indeed, when the funding scalpel is out, every department and almost every recipient of public sector funds has a special tale to tell. The truth is, science funding really is that important.
As healthcare innovation produces new treatments, and new information delivers increased awareness, a substantial rise in prescription drug use is only to be expected. For the most part, this can largely be seen as a positive development.
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