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How to Write a killer CV

27 Mar 06

Your cv is one of the most important documents you will ever write, particularly in the new internet era of recruitment. With job application becoming easier it follows that more applications are goin
Mark Stacey

Pharma IQ announces inaugural event in Pharma Sales Force Effectiveness

21 Mar 06

If Sales Force Effectiveness is high on your agenda in the current climate, then don’t miss Pharma IQ’s Next Generation Pharmaceutical Sales Strategies event in June. Learn from speakers who have effectively increased their sales force ROI & successfully implemented alternative options to drive sales effectiveness.
Rachel Davis

Big Challenges For Pharma

06 Mar 06

Back in 2000, I was really, really excited. Had I got a date with Kylie Minogue? No. Had West Ham won the Champions League? Not likely. I was excited because I thought I had discovered the best investment sector in the market -- life sciences.
Ed Bowsher

Working for Merck Pharmaceuticals UK

03 Mar 06

PharmiWeb recently asked Merck to provide some insight into what it was like to work as a sales rep for their company. Rather than just telling us what they thought we wanted to hear, they took the more open approach of asking their team for "real life" comments, and then gave us their rather impressive raw responses, with no additions or changes.
Vincent Lody

An Interview with Andrew Copestake Vice President - BD Europe

28 Feb 06

ICON’s core competency is project management, built up over the last fifteen years managing complex projects and underpinned by comprehensive and consistent processes which conform to the ISO9001:2000 quality certification.
Mike Wood

Abbott - Planning to Win

24 Feb 06

A glimpse of the broad-based, versatile business strategy that has enabled Abbott to combine dynamic growth with long-term stability.
Caroline Johnson

Abbott - Pipeline going from strength to strength

24 Feb 06

Abbott recently had the largest gain in reputation of any company in its industry when Fortune magazine ranked it number three in the magazine’s list of the most admired companies in the United States – Fortune’s highest ranking for Abbott since 1989. How was this achieved and what factors led up to it?
Caroline Johnson

Abbott - Global Citizenship

24 Feb 06

In an increasingly complex world, with significant changes taking place on a social, commercial and economic basis almost weekly, corporate social responsibility is a priority for Abbott as it engages its stakeholders, advances its core objectives and exercises its influence – making productive contribution to the societies and communities it operates in.
Caroline Johnson

SO YOU ARE THINKING OF APPLYING FOR ANOTHER JOB

02 Feb 06

The early part of a New Year can be a good time to focus on your career and your personal goals for the coming year. You may be thinking of either looking for promotion within your current company or you may be thinking of applying to another company. Is there anything that you can do in order to increase your chances of being offered your dream job? The answer is yes, however it does need considerable input from you...
Sue Birch

Ferriprox prevents heart failure deaths in thalassaemia

16 Jan 06

A new study shows the oral iron-chelator Ferriprox (deferiprone) prevents patients with thalassaemia experiencing heart complications and dying of heart failure. Patients with the condition require frequent blood transfusions with the unwanted effect of excess iron that can build up in organs and endocrine glands. Iron overload in the heart can produce fatal complications so effective treatment with iron chelation therapy to remove iron is vital. The finding that an oral treatment achieves bett
Olwen Glynn Owen - PharmiWeb Field Reporter

2006 –Near Term Expectations for Clinical Research

11 Jan 06

There is little mystery about what the next few years hold for the clinical research industry –it comes down to one word: speed. It is all about speed. The gauntlet has been thrown down and the companies that are able to demonstrate an effective and consistent approach to truncating the timeline of clinical trials will be very successful.
Brian S. Robinson

What Future?

11 Jan 06

Perhaps the greatest challenge facing global drug development is the scarcity of new clinical research professionals entering the industry, bringing refreshing energy and ideas to their work, but lacking practical experience. Those involved in recruiting CR staff will be aware of this shortage and that experienced employees are seeking greater career management/development and rapid progression.
Iain Jessup

The Rough Guide to Electronic Data Capture

11 Jan 06

Electronic Data Capture (EDC), three little words that can divide the clinical research community like few others. To some, EDC is a panacea for all the troubles and rising costs of the clinical development process, whilst to others it spells broken promises, and forms the butt of many less than flattering anecdotes.
Andrew Salomon

Charity = Free Job Postings!

11 Jan 06

Free Job Postings for UK Charity Organisations in the Healthcare Sector.
Mike Wood

Blog your Jobs

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

How to | Give a leaving speech

10 Dec 05

Moving on inexorably carries with it the promise of ‘the farewell speech’...
Mark Stacey

CRAcademy Selection Day

08 Dec 05

Clinical Research Academy (CRAcademy) has continued to find top candidates for Clinical Research Associate (CRA) posts by running a series of Selection and Assessment Days in the UK. The success of the first event led to a second in November 2005 where clients from the Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research industry joined the panel at interview.
Lisa Provan

Planning Your Appraisal

07 Dec 05

The end of year appraisal is something that many people dread, some people think that it is a complete waste of time and while others actually look forward to it. Which one of the previous descriptions fits you the best?
Sue Birch

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

ABBOTT LAUNCHES NEW PRECISION XTRA™ PLUS TEST STRIP IN EUROPE

30 Nov 05

Abbott Diabetes Care today introduced the new Precision Xtra™ Plus (Optium™ Plus in some markets) Glucose Test Strip in Europe for use with the Precision™ Xceed (Optium Xceed™ in some markets) Advanced Diabetes Management System at the 41st Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Athens, Greece. The new test strip offers results in just five seconds and requires a small blood sample of only 0.6 micro litre. The new Precision Xtra Plus test strip provides reliabl
Sebastian Stokes

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

Improving the odds for aquisitions and joint ventures Part II

25 Nov 05

In the first article on acquisitions and joint ventures, we saw how despite the odds on an acquisition adding value for shareholders being only one in three, companies like Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Sosei and Amphion Innovations are still racing ahead. Now we take a glimpse at the similarly challenging world of joint ventures – and then look at how companies can increase the odds with a little forward planning.
Peter Wolfe and Carolyn Douthwaite

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

Navigating the eDetailing Maze

17 Nov 05

e-Detailing is one of the pharmaceutical industry's biggest buzz terms of the moment, but it is one that, for the moment at least, seems unlikely to go away. This informative paper will help you under
Dr. Andree Bates

Improving the odds for acquisitions and joint ventures. Part I.

14 Nov 05

Acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances have become the norm across industry and the life science and technology sectors are no exception.
Peter Wolfe and Carolyn Douthwaite

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 £100K (GBP) per year.
Mike Wood

Living & Working in Australia

31 Oct 05

Australia, "The Lucky Country", is renowned for its expanse of white sandy beaches, world heritage landscape, vineyards producing first class wines, high standard of living, excellent health and education systems, temperate climate and generally a lifestyle envied by many around the world. It is no wonder that a steady stream of clinical research professionals from all over the world are looking for a scene change here.
Ben Sherlock

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

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