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PharmiWeb Solutions shortlisted for the Best Online Publisher awards

06 Sep 07

Healthcare specialist online publisher and e-business services provider PharmiWeb Solutions has been shortlisted for the Best Online Publisher awards by the UK Association of Online Publishers (AOP). Paul Hartigan, PharmiWeb CEO, commented on the news, which was announced this week, “We’re delighted to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award.
Colin Williams

Novartis, Takeda and B-MS challenging Merck’s market exclusivity in DPP-4 market

07 Aug 07

Merck’s position as the sole provider of an oral antidiabetic drug in the novel dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP 4) inhibitor class is under challenge as at least three companies – Novartis, Takeda and Bristol-Myers Squibb - enter the final stretch of the development process. All four companies presented new data at this year’s American Diabetes Association meeting in Chicago.
Olwen Glynn Owen

BIPOLAR DISORDER: a new holistic approach

30 Jul 07

BIPOLAR DISORDER: a new holistic approach to controlling mood disturbance from multiple aspects could revolutionise patients’ prospects
Olwen Glynn Owen

Wyeth Reports Earnings Results for the 2007 Second Quarter and First Half

25 Jul 07

Madison, N.J., July 19, 2007 - Wyeth (NYSE: WYE) today reported results for the 2007 second quarter and first half ending June 30, 2007. Worldwide net revenue increased 10% to $5.6 billion for the 2007 second quarter and 10% to $11.0 billion for the 2007 first half. Excluding the favorable impact of foreign exchange, worldwide net revenue increased 7% for the 2007 second quarter and 8% for the 2007 first half.
Douglas Petkus

Avastin® receives positive opinion in Europe for first-line treatment of patients with advanced lung cancer

20 Jul 07

First medicine shown to extend survival of previously untreated lung cancer patients beyond one year.
Erica Bersin

Market Leading Pharmaceutical Recruitment Consultancy Barrington James Limited is happy to announce the appointment of Tony Kelleher as its Sales Manager

02 Jul 07

Barrington James Limited currently places candidates extensively throughout the UK and Europe in many areas such as Clinical Research, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs, Data Management and Business Development. Working with key Barrington James Team Leaders such as Paul Duffy, Tony Kelleher will be charged with growing the team to assist with their Client’s needs throughout Europe. Dan Barrington, Director, said “…we are delighted Tony agreed to join Barrington James Limited, he brings
Dan Barrington

Erbitux moves to front-line in attack against both metastatic head and neck and colorectal cancers

11 Jun 07

The anti-EGFR targeting cancer therapy Erbitux (cetuximab), has been approved in Europe for the treatment of locally advanced head and neck cancer in conjunction with radiotherapy and as a third-line treatment in combination with irinotecan-based chemotherapy for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. New data from the phase III EXTREME and CRYSTAL trials, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting, show cetuximab added to chemotherapy is also an effective first
Olwen Glynn Owen

Sponsor a CEO

11 Jun 07

Those of you who know our CEO Paul Hartigan will realise that he is a keen cyclist (we have to repeatedly ask him not to turn up to customer meetings in some of his garishly coloured Lycra).
Editor

CRYSTAL trial reveals benefits of first-line cetuximab in mCRC

08 Jun 07

Results of the CRYSTAL trial investigating first-line cetuximab therapy in addition to irinotecan-based therapy in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) were presented by the study’s lead investigator, Professor Eric Van Cutsem of University Hospital, Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium.
Olwen Glynn Owen

Lhasa Acts in Support of Science Education in Africa

05 Jun 07

In 2007 Lhasa will provide sponsorship to the Africa Education Initiative (NEF) for travel fellowships allowing African students to attend the 2007 Africa Education Initiative International Scientific Conference.
Lhasa Limited

BENEFiT study shows Tracleer (bosentan) improves haemodynamics in CTEPH patients refused surgery

04 Jun 07

Patients suffering from chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) who miss out on potentially curative surgery may respond to medical treatment with the dual endothelin receptor antagonist bosentan (Tracleer) according to results of BENEFiT, a multicentre phase III trial presented at this year’s American Thoracic Society meeting. To date there has been no approved medical therapy for the condition.
Olwen Glynn Owen

So you want to contract staff… what do you need to consider?

23 May 07

In today’s clinical arena it is the norm for clinical and medical departments to work with a mixture of direct staff (headcount), contract employees and independent consultants, as well as outsourcing whole projects. Companies utilise this mix for myriad reasons, including increased pressure to reduce headcount carrying costs demands for flexibility and to meet the clinical trial program milestones within a reduced time to market.
Paula Mumby

What’s Up (Junior) Doc?

22 May 07

With in excess of 34,000 doctors chasing 18,500 training posts due to start in August, one might expect that a slick system would be employed to ensure that the best candidates were matched with the most appropriate jobs. And maybe that’s what the MTAS (the Medical Training Application Service - an online application system designed to allow juniors to apply centrally for training rotations) was meant to achieve. However, it had been prone to crashing, and many junior doctors claimed that it was
Paul Hartigan

The Newspaper Cemetery

14 May 07

Despite all denials, newspapers all over the world are simply dying. The gravity of the problem is not that the competing media like TV or Internet are at play it’s rather that the public all over the world prefers moving pictures in the palms of their hands over deciphering or reading between the lines of nicely arranged words spread out on a paper blanket.
Naseem Javed

Europeans in the ‘twilight zone’ of type 2 diabetes care are living under a false sense of security and set to suffer avoidable long-term consequences

23 Apr 07

The results of an in-depth survey of over 750 patients across Europe launched today points to a crisis in the management of the rising numbers of people living in the ‘twilight zone’ of type 2 diabetes care.
Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Wyeth’s Winning Ways: Big Pharma Bounces Back

20 Apr 07

After a year or so of relatively disappointing results from Big Pharma, there seems to be a new wave of optimism sweeping across the industry.
Paul Hartigan

A Gala Tribute to Global Copycats

03 Apr 07

Over the decade, the art of copying and stealing other people's content and ideas has settled comfortably in the mainstream across the globe. What formerly would constitute an act of piracy is now a commonplace, everyday occurrence. Isn't it time to give these 'borrowers' a tribute, host a gala dinner and hand out awards?
Naseem Javed

Improving, developing and integrating your e-Clinical Systems...

20 Mar 07

Covering all the major topics surrounding EDC and other e-Clinical technologies, this year’s e-Clinical Trials event will also look carefully at how to integrate a range of systems for a successful e-Clinical programme and bring you up-to-date on current standards and the latest technological options. Delegates will also benefit from a highly detailed interactive workshop on managing e-Clinical Trials in exotic and difficult locations. Furthermore, This year’s e-Clinical Trials conference wil
Amir Sebahat

Global Image Re-Positioning 2007

30 Jan 07

Suddenly, there is a new global tidal wave of change all over the Asian region, the obvious signs are people on the move, new developments and properties popping up all over the region and a nouvo-consumerism is appearing at every corner, customers are buying shiny and wonderful things with beautiful packaging and companies are addressing their hunger with massive blitzes. ...
Naseem Javed

Reducing Risks of Infusion Related Reactions in Targeted Cancer Therapy

30 Jan 07

Infusion-related reactions occur with a wide variety of therapeutic agents used in the treatment of cancer but have become a particular concern of the targeted monoclonal antibody therapies. A post-hoc analysis performed on data from a recent large study suggests a way of minimising risk.
Olwen Glynn Owen

The iPhones, iPains & iProblems

16 Jan 07

The Appendage of the letter "i" to a word as an aim to create an icon is silly…
Naseem Javed

Eltrombopag (Promacta) offers hope of an effective oral treatment for bleeding due to thrombocytopenia

03 Jan 07

Thrombocytopenia, the bleeding disorder caused by a deficiency of platelets, has no easy-to-administer or satisfactory treatment at present. However, eltrombopag (Promacta) a new oral drug in development by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has progressed to phase III
Olwen Glynn Owen

Pharma turns to reformulation to maximize ROI

15 Dec 06

With drug pipelines yielding fewer blockbusters and profits from branded drugs being increasingly eroded by generic incursion, pharmaceutical companies are looking to maximize the return on investment of their drugs that do make it to market. Consequently, reformulation has become a common defense by drug makers to prolong the lifecycle of their top sellers.
Datamonitor

Patient Adherence: The Transformation of Loyalty Strategies

12 Dec 06

Frost & Sullivan, along with their panel of distinguished industry experts, will take a look at the changing dynamics in today's U.S. pharmaceutical industry. The panel will review traditional adherence programs, examine what is and is not working, and what the next steps are toward addressing the multiple barriers contributing to non-adherence. For additional information, please visit http://ebroadcast.frost.com/loyalty
Brian Denker

Antihypertensives: Generics striking at heart of the market

08 Dec 06

Despite almost 200 million people suffering from high blood pressure in the western world alone, the growth rate of the antihypertensive market is actually slowing, largely as a result of generic incursion. In fact many pharmaceutical companies, including those with strong cardiovascular portfolios, are turning their back on this market in favor of more profitable indications, such as oncology.
Datamonitor

AstraZeneca has announced that it will launch a generic version of its own heart drug Toprol XL.

24 Nov 06

AstraZeneca's third biggest-selling drug, Toprol XL, has come up against generic competition sooner than anticipated after losing its protection against copycat launches. AstraZeneca has responded by reaching an agreement with US generic firm Par Pharmaceutical to distribute and supply a 25mg generic version of Toprol XL, a strategy that could be used with its other drugs facing patent expiry.
Datamonitor

Inhalable insulin: reality doesn't live up to hype

21 Nov 06

Inhalabe insulin treatments promised to revolutionize the treatment of insulin-dependent diabetes by removing the 'injection barrier' from treatment regimes. However, while inhalable insulins will see a reasonable level of uptake, they aren't the sure fire blockbuster they were hyped to be.
Datamonitor

Asthma/COPD combination products here to stay

10 Nov 06

The treatment of asthma and COPD has dramatically improved following the increased use of fixed dose inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting beta2-agonist (ICS/LABA) combination therapies. Although Advair dominates the total asthma/COPD market, Symbicort's recent US approval and Chiesi's recent European approval of an ICS/LABA combination drug, signal a major change in the market dynamics.
Datamonitor

Pfizer: still biggest player in highly prized indication

31 Oct 06

The success of neuropathic pain drug Neurontin earned Pfizer its reputation as the "neuropathic pain company" and the US pharmaceutical giant faced very little competition in a relatively untapped market for ten years. Neuropathic pain is now one of the most attractive indications in the pharmaceutical industry but Pfizer still dominates the market.
Datamonitor

The PharmiWeb.com e:HR Awards 2006

25 Oct 06

Recognizing excellence in the application of an e-business approach in pharma and biotech HR in Europe.
Mike Wood

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