The last year has been a turbulent one in regulatory terms, with a raft of legislative changes as patient safety and global standardisation have risen up the agenda. Joel Finkle & Gillian King of CSC assess the changes.
Joel Finkle & Gillian King of CSC
In this article, Emma Collins describes a trend that most Pharmiweb readers should be aware of - the use of social media and other online tools for recruitment. Job seekers today face a much different world than they did even five years ago, and web-based strategies are one of the most important new developments.
The secret behind successful digital marketing strategies within the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector, is the underpinning of skillfully managed systems, processes and relationships.
This case is part of a series of UK and European decisions on the issue of holiday and sickness absence and how domestic law (in the form of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR”)) interacts with EU case and legislative law.
“Need a degree to get a pay rise – don’t bother if you’re 61 or older!”
“Want to work beyond the age of 65 – afraid not, it’s in our Partnership Deed!”
These may sound like the worst job adverts in the world, but in fact they are the subject matter of two cases whose judgments were handed down by the Supreme Court last week (25 April 2012). These key cases are set to challenge employer’s attitude to age and retirement.
If you are a person who has a knack for convincing others to follow your lead and you have a special curiosity in the sciences, you could be the perfect candidate for a career in pharmaceutical sales. A positive, proactive attitude and a fierce determination to succeed are all important qualities in pharmaceutical sales.
If the world of pharmaceuticals is a fascinating one for you, particularly understanding the nature of medicines, metabolism and drug interactions, then a career in pharmacy may be a solid match for you.
Many employers will agree with David Cameron, that a decade of Health and Safety rules and regulations intended to protect people, have in fact simply overwhelmed businesses with extra red tape.
Recruiters are very busy people, and typically have little time to read and select CVs for any given role. For them it’s a filtering process, often starting with a pile of CV’s and throwing out the bad ones before reading in more detail, the ones that are left. Therefore your task is NOT to get thrown out with the bathwater, and ensure that your CV is one of the ones that makes it past the first cull!
It is estimated that long term sickness absence costs the UK economy almost £9 billion each year due to 140 million days lost as sickness absence. With an already failing economy, it is no wonder then that alongside a number of employment law reforms aimed at tackling the economic crisis, this is another area under scrutiny.
New data on UCB’s anti-TNF biologic certolizumab pegol (Cimzia), disclosed this week in several poster presentations during the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), show the treatment works well in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients irrespective of prior exposure to other biologics, and that results are sustained over 28 weeks.
Olwen Glynn Owen - Pharmiweb Field Reporter
We’re seeing increasing demand for pharma marketing solutions to be based on the iPad, and it’s not hard to see why. The pace at which the industry continues its move away from paper-based detail aids seems to be increasing. But what’s interesting is that remote ‘self-service’ edetailing does not seem to be growing at the same rate. The predicted disintermediation of the traditional field sales model hasn’t happened.
New drug formulations, biological agents, combination therapies and the latest pharmaceutical developments designed to improve outcomes in patients with a wide range of cancers were highlighted at EMCC 2001. Here are just a few of the highlights:
For recent graduates from science, medicine, or mathematics programs, applying for work in the ever-expanding pharmaceutical industry can be an intelligent choice for both career and financial stability. Depending on the industry upon which you choose to focus, the rules and expectations during the interview process can vary.
Almost irrespective of the country you live in, the increasing costs of healthcare are unavoidable. For governments, the stresses are particularly acute, as both aging populations and the increasing cost of treatments add financial pressures year on year. Yet as a new study by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) confirms, we should not underestimate the extent to which the shape of the state has already changed.
Max Golby - PharmiWeb Field Reporter
At a moment when the national discourse on international aid is grounded in pessimism, David Cameron’s pledge to commit £814m to help vaccinate the world’s poorest children provides an necessary reminder of what international aid really can achieve.
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