Senior Department of Health executives, speaking at a recent NHS Alliance Conference, suggested that the NHS has two years left before it starts to the credit crunchâ€™s bite â€“ maybe less if there is an election in a yearsâ€™ time. But this should not be cause complacency in the health sector. The message is, invest wisely now so that you are well prepared for the fallow times ahead.
The growing incidence of diseases and conditions related to aging is creating pockets of opportunity for pain management. These opportunities include the expanding use of prescription NSAIDs as second-line therapies for chronic pain and an increase in off-label prescribing. As populations and indications evolve, so too is the pain management sector.
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In this edition of StrategicEdge, CBR Pharma Insights discusses the current trends and opportunities that exist in marketing to consumers as the age of TiVo, DVRs, and cost constraints point the industry towards creative uses of the internet and other e-technologies.
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The recent outbreak of influenza A (H1N1) infection, previously referred to as swine flu, has thrown the spotlight on governments around the world and their ability to manage a pandemic. In the UAE, customers are currently finding it difficult to source antivirals but, with Dubai seen as a hub for international travel, the government has stockpiles ready for distribution should an outbreak occur.
As part of the UK government's drive to save over GBP2 billion in the NHS during 2010-11, GBP550m will be cut from the prices of branded drugs as a result of the revised Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme. With the volume of branded drugs having remained flat over the last four years, total sales of the UK branded pharmaceutical industry are forecast to decline from 2009 onwards.
How vehicle telematic systems could make sales representatives more efficient in terms of planning, reducing driving time, speed, fuel usgae, mileage and ahost of other benefits?
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Public opinion has for long been regarded as essential to the success of a thriving business. In fact, whilst the benefits of popular perception can often appear somewhat intangible on the balance sheet, what is essentially the respect of the customer is the bastion of almost every profession
Despite the current economic downturn, pharmaceutical research & development spending continues to play a vital role in the pharmaceutical industry. The industry, as a whole, needs to find new, more innovative ways to compensate for the recent and upcoming patent loses of many blockbusters products...
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Any positive effect on the pharmaceutical industry derived from the G20 summit and European Union summit will be indirect and much of the direct healthcare spending increase will cover the cost of cheaper generics accessed through publically funded programs. Furthermore, emerging markets previously targeted to drive revenue growth face potentially crippling consequences from the downturn.
We have all heard the doom and gloom regarding the financial markets/ credit crunch/ recession. Itâ€™s pretty hard to escape it. The high earning bankers are jobless and the face of our high street is changing with high profile collapses of organisations including Woolworths, the Officers Club, MFI and Barretts.
Chantal Williams- RSA executive search consultant
It is perhaps fitting, if not entirely coincidental, that the month that we chose to focus on the important areas of the central nervous system and pain, also coincides with Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month.
For some patients, namely those suffering from terminal illness, pain relief is an issue that talks to them about the right to end their lives in relative comfort and dignity. In such situations, new kinds of research that attack the complications and side effects of high level pain killers â€“ such as opium based pain relievers â€“ are particularly pertinent.
Adventis Health is one of a number of medical communications agencies that offers an integrated service with advertising, PR, Medical Education and digital media all available in house.
In January, leading pharmaceutical experts attended the 2009 Forum Institute seminar on biosimilars, and the challenges involved in their successful development and launch. While the main focus of the meeting the biosimilars market in the EU, it was widely agreed that developments in the US, and President Obama's handling of the generic biotech issue, will be the defining issue of 2009 and beyond.
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People donâ€™t interview everyday! Lets face it, its not always easy. The purpose of this short article is to help you prepare fully for your interview.
Job satisfaction is an attitude that employees have about their work and is based on numerous factors, both intrinsic and extrinsic to the individual. Job satisfaction is important from the perspective of maintaining and retaining the appropriate employees within the organization; it is about fitting the right person to the right job in the right culture and keeping them satisfied.1,2
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A recent market analysis survey* into the employment trends and aspirations of clinical research professionals working in the Clinical Research sectors has confirmed the move and
willingness of people to consider independent contract based employment.
Rachel Corbishley - Redtree
Ice Bandage is the latest â€śmust haveâ€ť medicine cabinet essential for the first aid & topical analgesic categories. With its cooling properties and its metallic packaging, it will certainly stand out on shelf.
Claire Dunbar/Susan Leigh - Fuel PR
In Part Three of our four part commentary on the outlook for 2009, we discuss how the Federal governmentâ€™s investment in comparative clinical effectiveness research is going to impact the pharmaceutical industry and shape reimbursement strategies for healthcare payers.
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One of the greatest compliments I have ever heard paid in this industry is â€śBy the time sheâ€™s finished with the SOPs, you might even want to read them.â€ť But what a sad indication this is of the general opinion of the documents on which we depend.
Jo Hills - Field Reporter
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