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.
A biologistâ€™s job description may range widely depending on the area of specialty. A biologist is a scientist who studies life in one of its many forms, and a work settings can also range from a classical laboratory to field work in various environments and climates.
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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 itâ€™s a filtering process, often starting with a pile of CVâ€™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 Â£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.
Weâ€™re seeing increasing demand for pharma marketing solutions to be based on the iPad, and itâ€™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 whatâ€™s interesting is that remote â€˜self-serviceâ€™ edetailing does not seem to be growing at the same rate. The predicted disintermediation of the traditional field sales model hasnâ€™t happened.
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
Certolizumab pegol (Cimzia Â®) delivered rapid and consistent improvements in a broad range of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients after 12 weeks of treatment regardless of whether or not they had received prior TNF inhibitors or whether or not they were receiving concomitant DMARDs, concluded the latest analysis of the Phase III b REALISTIC trial presented at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) meeting in London, May 25-28 (abstract FRI021).
Since the very dawn of Western capitalism, competition has been synonymous with success. Indeed, in accounting for the past 500 years of Western ascendancy in the world, Professor Niall Ferguson of Harvard University points to six â€˜killer appsâ€™. The first of these, unsurprisingly, is competition
Earlier this month the UK drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline announced a groundbreaking and progressive new scheme for graduates, whereby from 2012 the company will offer to reimburse in full the university tuition fees of the entirety its future graduate intake.
After six months of sometimes lively pursuit, the French pharmaceutical group, Sanofi-aventis, has agreed a deal to pay $20.1bn in cash for U.S. biotech firm Genzyme Corp after Sanofi made an increased offer of $74 per share.
Max Golby - PharmiWeb Field Reporter
If you've got your self an interview for the perfect job - well done! Now comes the hard part, and you only get one chance.
So, here's a simple check list of things that should help you keep your cool and allow you to concentrate on sailing through the interview
If you are new to using PharmiWeb.com to find a new job, you'll soon realise that we have thousands of jobs listed and that they change every day. This means you may initially find the task a bit daunting.
However, itâ€™s not really that hard, and with a bit of thought, you will soon be asking why you didnâ€™t do it years ago.
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