Generational stereotypes are never easy to swallow, but when it comes to doctors and an investment in social media, the new generations of medical professionals are increasingly going online for both professional collaboration and patient support.
With increased investment in R&D largely failing to fill drug development pipelines, the pharma industry is looking to get more bang for its R&D buck by generating some return out of failed drug candidates and extra return out of others. Drug re-positioning has become a key strategy for pharmaceutical groups, and according to Datamonitor, this approach is set to become more frequently employed.
Spanning one third of the globe's circumference and home to more than half of the world's population, the Asia Pacific region is incredibly diverse. This year's World Vaccine Congress Asia highlighted the enormous variation in the vaccine landscape in the region, owing to a myriad of political, cultural, economic and geographic differences.
Unless it paints the right picture youâre letting the side down!
In a depressed job market, an employer is likely to receive 50+ CVs per job advertised from 5 or more Preferred Agencies and many more from agencies who âpiggy backâ in. So now, more than ever, your CV needs to stand out and be tailored to the role and client and submitted by an agency with valid access.
Avril Horn PhD
Dr Wolfgang Wein, Executive Vice-President of Merck Seronoâs Oncology Business comments on the recent final appraisal determination by NICE paving the way for its leading oncology product Erbitux to benefit UK mCRC patients.
Olwen Glynn Owen - Pharmiweb Field reporter
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 crunchâs 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.
Applied Data Research
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.
CBR Pharma Insights
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.
At least 1.3 billion people worldwide lack access to the most basic healthcare, with this burden being greatest in countries overwhelmed by poverty. Since the gap between rich and poor is widening, the Global Health Education Foundation (GHEF: www.globalhef.org) has been set up to tackle worsening disparities in healthcare.
Dr John Wei
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.
The latest outbreak of influenza virus H1N1 âswine fluâ is now widely tipped to cause a global pandemic of unknown severity. Previously, the influenza vaccine community discussed the theoretical limitations of current technologies and capacity. Now they are faced with the reality of these limitations. VacZine Analytics believes H1N1 must change the science of influenza vaccines.
VacZine Analytics Group
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...
CBR Pharma Insights
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. Itâs 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.
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