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10 Jan 06

New Blog for Jobs
Mike Wood

Exjade - first oral treatment for iron overload - will make life easier for patients needing regular blood transfusion

22 Dec 05

New data presented at the American Society of Hematology meeting in Atlanta this month suggest the problems associated with iron overload in frequently-transfused patients can now be managed simply with an oral treatment rather than continuous infusions of several hours duration.
Olwen Glynn Owen PharmiWeb Field Reporter

Assessing the Top Four Cancer Markets

14 Dec 05

Together, the four major cancer markets, which include colorectal, prostate, lung and breast cancer, were valued at well over $16 billion in 2005, which was an increase of 14 percent in value since 2004. Driving this growth are innovative new products, line extensions for existing products, and the coming of age of the biotech industry.
Arrowhead Publishers

How to | pass personality tests

06 Dec 05

Personality tests are commonly at interviews to calculate your personality "Type". It is likely that you will be faced with one during your career.
Martin Gibbons

Dronedarone, a new anti-arrhythmic drug in development, may fill unmet need in atrial fibrillation

30 Nov 05

Dronedarone, a new Class III multi-channel blocking anti-arrhythmic drug currently in Phase III development by Sanofi-Aventis for the prevention of atrial fibrillation (AF) and atrial flutter (AFL) may help fill the unmet need for a safe pharmacologic treatment that effectively controls atrial fibrillation, cardiologists said this month. Sanofi-Aventis presented new data on dronedarone at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) annual scientific sessions held in Dallas.
Olwen Glynn Owen - PharmiWeb Field Reporter

HIV doctors underestimate patients’ willingness to use injectables

30 Nov 05

Patients who could benefit from injectable therapies are a lot less needle-phobic than doctors assume, according to research conducted by pharmacist and behavioural scientist Professor Robert Horne. The “Open Mind” study presented at the 10th European AIDS Conference/EACS in Dublin showed over three quarters of patients would be willing to accept self-administered subcutaneous injectable therapy if offered.
Olwen Glynn Owen - PharmiWeb Field Reporter

Italy’s Renaissance for Pharma R&D

30 Nov 05

As a major pharmaceutical market, Italy is a key region for the pharmaceutical industry. In terms of value, Italy’s pharmaceutical market is the fourth largest in Europe and represents around 13% of the regional total.
Dr Faiz Kermani

Mergers Emerge in Japan

29 Nov 05

Japanese pharmaceutical companies have tended to avoid using mergers in their efforts to grow, but recent developments show that attitudes have changed.
Dr Faiz Kermani

Mobile & Wireless Sales Force Strategies Free Report

23 Nov 05

Free Supplement on Mobile and Wireless Sales Force Strategies in Pharma - Find out how you can take advantage of the altest technologies, achieve implementation excellence and measure a ROI on sales force effeiciency!

How to | Enter the cyberspace recruitment market

22 Nov 05

Caution: Your CV is your personal data. My advice as a recruiter, with many years experience in the clinical research industry, would be to take care where you send your CV and make sure your data is treated with the respect it deserves! The important thing is to be selective.
Linda Eden-Ellis

New Avian Flu Resource Page

14 Nov 05

Due to increasing interest and requests regrding the subject Pharmiweb have created a new Avian Flu resource page.
Mike Wood

Executive Jobs

11 Nov 05

Due to demand, we at PharmiWeb have added a new Executive Jobs Listing to our comprehensive careers section. All these jobs include packages of over ÂŁ100K (GBP) per year.
Mike Wood

Pharmaceutical Abbreviations

31 Oct 05

For those new to the industry, a quick round up of the common abbreviations and what they stand for might be useful....
Spencer Marsh

Would you like a chance to win ÂŁ25!

24 Oct 05

Complete our user survey and you could win a ÂŁ25 Amazon voucher!
Mike Wood

Free Pharmaceutical Sales Force Effectiveness Supplement

22 Oct 05

Get your hands on this unique intelligence brought to you by eyeforpharma This supplement has authoritative case studies from the leading minds in pharmaceutical sales force effectiveness and will showcase sales force excellence and best practice. Click here ( ) to download your FREE copy!


13 Oct 05

The prevalence of diabetes, in particular type 2 diabetes, is increasing worldwide. Type 2 diabetes increases with age, but recently has been affecting much younger individuals. In the UK, diabetes prevalence has doubled over the last 12-15 years, and is set to double again over a similar timeframe. The prevalence of diabetes in the UK is now, on average, 3.3%, though many patients are undiagnosed.
CSF Medical

BMS - one of the best places to work (again)

10 Oct 05

Bristol-Myers Squibb was named today as one of the 10 Best Companies for Working Mothers by Working Mother magazine. This is the eighth consecutive year that the company has been listed in the ranking of the 100 Best Companies, and the fifth year in a row Bristol-Myers Squibb has been named a Top 10 company.
Submitted Press Release

PharmiWeb Solutions and Microsoft host unique seminar...and plan next one!

29 Sep 05

On Wednesday 22nd June, PharmiWeb Solutions and Microsoft brought together a senior group of sales and marketing professionals, to discuss how software and e-business based solutions can deliver competitive advantage for the pharmaceutical organisation.
Colin Williams

PharmaSALES WORLD 2005

23 Sep 05

Pharma Sales World 2005 will provide delegates with a unique opportunity to gain critical business information about how Europe’s leading pharma companies are addressing the challenge of improving sales force effectiveness. The conference will highlight the issues of accessibility, emerging customer bases, market changes in the next decade, sales force size and structure, targeting and segmentation, the new breed of representative, data acquisition, training and development, customer relationshi
Hannah Reading


23 Sep 05

Fractures resulting from osteoporosis are widely recognised as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly population. It has been estimated that approximately 310,000 osteoporotic fractures occur annually in the UK, with a consequent cost to the health service of ÂŁ1.7 billion.
CSF Medical

Exco Group- Win Small Business of the Year 2005

20 Sep 05

On Friday 16th September, before a glittering audience of local business Champions, Exco was awarded the highly acclaimed prize of Small Business of the Year 2005.
Sarah Eadon


05 Sep 05

Epilepsy is characterised by a tendency to experience unprovoked seizures and is one of the most common neurological disorders. Over 2% of the population will experience a seizure at some time in their life, and recurrent unprovoked seizures will require treatment in approximately one-in-200 people at any given time. Treatment of epilepsy remains important in helping to reduce the psychological and social sequelae which follow on from uncontrolled seizures.
CSF Medical


22 Aug 05

It is often forgotten that until the late 1950s there was no treatment for schizophrenia, or for that matter, any other severe enduring mental illness. The majority of patients admitted to asylum care never left: hence the peak occupancy of 150,000 reported in the UK in 1955. As an interesting comparison, this is twice the current UK prison population.
CSF Medical

Advances in the development of Cav2.2 (N-type) calcium channel blockers as analgesics.

18 Aug 05

According to LeadDiscovery's recent feature report, Pain Therapeutics 2005, about one and a half billion people suffer from moderate to severe chronic pain worldwide, driving the market for analgesics to nearly $23 billion in 2004. Many companies are investing heavily in the development of new pain therapeutics, even more so now with the recent problems to have hit the Cox-II inhibitors. Calcium channel blockers stepped into the spotlight at the end of last year with the FDA approval of Elan's Z

Pancratistatin: A tumor selective apoptosis stimulator

18 Aug 05

Worth an estimated $35 billion in 2003, analysts predict that the sale of oncology therapeutics will grow to $60 billion by 2010. Targeted therapeutics represent one of the most exciting new developments in the field of oncology and include angiogenesis inhibitors; apoptosis stimulators and; signal transduction inhibitors. Apoptosis stimulators lead by Genta's Genesense are particularly appealing. Canadian researchers are focusing on a stimulator of apoptosis known as pancratistatin. This molecu

Simvastatin as a disease modifying immunoregulatory candidate treatment of Parkinson's disease

18 Aug 05

Parkinson's disease drug revenues grew an impressive 17% across the seven major markets to reach $1.7 billion in 2003. Despite the commercial success associated with this therapy area, currently available treatments focus on levodopa which replaces the loss of striatal dopamine, the hall mark of Parkinson's disease, rather than targeting disease progression. The efficacy of levodopa eventually declines in most patients and new therapies with disease modifying activity are urgently required. A gr

The combined use of angiotensin receptor blockers and long-acting calcium channel blockers as an effective approach to hypertension

18 Aug 05

Hypertension continues to represent a highly prevalent clinical problem affecting 190 million people in the 7 major pharmaceutical markets. This therapeutic area is also a highly lucrative field for pharmaceutical companies with sales exceeding $30 billion in 2003. Despite the improved efficacy and tolerability of the angiotensin receptor blocker class led by valsartan, physicians remain frustrated by the lack of efficacy of antihypertensive agents and the current trend is towards the use of com

Histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2): Modulation of HDAC2 and its implication for chronic obstructive airway diseases (COPD) and cancer.

18 Aug 05

Earlier in 2005, LeadDiscovery published an in depth report on the development of the novel anti-cancer class, the HDAC inhibitors. As this class advances with therapeutic candidates now entering phase II trials, companies are seeking to optimize therapeutic margins by targeting specific isoforms of histone deacetylase that are involved in tumor progression. In a recent NEJM study Prof. Peter Barnes and colleagues demonstrates that the inhibition of HDAC2 could introduce airway risks, possibly e

Dual VEGF- and Erb-receptor inhibition as an improved strategy for treating cancer

18 Aug 05

The overlapping fields of angiogenesis and growth factor biology represent two extensively investigated areas of modern day oncology and the recent success of Avastin, a monoclonal antibody that binds to and neutralizes one such growth factor, VEGF has not only resulted in the introduction of an effective clinical tool for the treatment of cancer but it also helped spark a wave of optimism in the angiogenesis inhibitor arena. As a result companies are evaluating new approaches to target VEGF in

Optimizing gene transfection strategies for the targeted treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

18 Aug 05

Rheumatoid arthritis affects an estimated 2.1 million Americans. The initial success of biologics that neutralize TNF alpha mean that these therapeutics dominate the US and European rheumatoid arthritis markets. Although the development of biologics has revolutionized treatment of rheumatoid arthritis therapies remain far from optimal. Since biologics are peptidic in nature they must be administered by injection. Moreover, multiple dosing is required and this can be disruptive to the patient.