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Antiviral sales boosted as UAE prepares for influenza A (H1N1)

11 May 09

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.
Datamonitor

Tired of Twittering? 21,000 Pharmaceutical executives opt for business over social.

08 May 09

There has been no shortage of conversation lately about current problems facing the Pharmaceutical industry...
Fred Beadon

Newly Launched Global Health Education Foundation Seeks to Reduce Health Disparities Across the World

08 May 09

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

Spice Up Your Interview Technique

06 May 09

The inspiration for this article came to me when watching an interview with Mr N R Narayanmurthy, Chief Mentor at Infosys. I was particularly taken by his control and poise; clearly, someone with years of training and experience in being interviewed can be completely at ease in such a stressful situation, but it made me think about how we can all improve our own techniques and create that vital positive first impression.
Shanoo Singh

UK budget heralds price cuts on branded pharmaceuticals

05 May 09

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.
Editor

Swine flu (H1N1) reminds us our flu vaccine technologies need updating

30 Apr 09

The latest outbreak of influenza virus H1N1 “swine flu” 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

Graduates and the Recession

30 Apr 09

Where the pharmaceutical industry is often said to be immune to economic depression, the current economic crisis cannot be considered a direct historical equal to the recessions of the past.
Max Golby

Medical Sales Telematics

28 Apr 09

How vehicle telematic systems could make sales representatives more efficient in terms of planning, reducing driving time, speed, fuel usgae, mileage and ahost of other benefits? Reduce operating costs, increase productivity, improve customer service and monitor health and safety of your employees.
Jim Melling

What do the public think of the pharma industry?

28 Apr 09

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
Max Golby

Pharmaceutical Trends Impacting New Product Development

20 Apr 09

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

G20 economic stimulus packages offer little direct aid to branded pharmaceutical players

20 Apr 09

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.
Pharmiweb editor

Career in Medical Communications: Integrated versus Individual

06 Apr 09

Medical communications provide professional, valuable marketing solutions to pharmaceutical companies, incorporating; writing, design, multimedia, conferences and events and more.
Claire Phillpot

How to Stay Ahead of the Competition in a Challenging Pharmaceutical Job Market

03 Apr 09

We have all heard the doom and gloom regarding the financial markets/ credit crunch/ recession. It’s 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

Quick Look: Central Nervous System

03 Apr 09

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.
Max Golby

Quick Look: Pain

31 Mar 09

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 – such as opium based pain relievers – are particularly pertinent.
Max Golby

Career in Medical Communications: Integrated versus Individual

16 Mar 09

Adventis Health is one of a number of medical communications agencies that offers an integrated service with advertising, PR, Medical Education and digital media all available in house.
Adventis Health

Pandemic flu: building the case to prime now

12 Mar 09

Latest research from strategic consultancy VacZine Analytics(R) suggests that the expert community is leaning towards the idea of priming the population now against a possible influenza pandemic. The concept referred to as pre emtive or “early” immunological priming, is faced with obstacles, but possibly not as many as those linked with current pandemic vaccine strategies.
VacZine Analytics Group

Biosimilars in the EU: delivering the goods?

11 Mar 09

In January, leading pharmaceutical experts attended the 2009 Forum Institute seminar on biosimilars, and the challenges involved in their successful development and launch. While the main focus of the meeting the biosimilars market in the EU, it was widely agreed that developments in the US, and President Obama's handling of the generic biotech issue, will be the defining issue of 2009 and beyond.
Editor

Interview Tips: Secure that job!

10 Mar 09

20 minutes preparation can make all the difference! People don’t interview everyday! Lets face it, its not always easy. The purpose of this short article is to help you prepare fully for your interview.
Phlexglobal Ltd

The Curriculum Vitae from a recruitment perspective

10 Mar 09

Much has been written on how to produce a good CV so in this article, I will give you an insight as to how a recruiter uses a CV during the recruitment process.
Toni Lakin - Phlexglobal Ltd

The Facts About Job Satisfaction

10 Mar 09

Job satisfaction is an attitude that employees have about their work and is based on numerous factors, both intrinsic and extrinsic to the individual. Job satisfaction is important from the perspective of maintaining and retaining the appropriate employees within the organization; it is about fitting the right person to the right job in the right culture and keeping them satisfied.1,2
Toni Lakin - Phlexglobal Ltd

The Facts About Job Satisfaction

10 Mar 09

Job satisfaction is an attitude that employees have about their work and is based on numerous factors, both intrinsic and extrinsic to the individual. Job satisfaction is important from the perspective of maintaining and retaining the appropriate employees within the organization; it is about fitting the right person to the right job in the right culture and keeping them satisfied.
Toni Lakin - Phlexglobal Ltd

Drug Repositioning Strategies: Innovative Strategies to Boost Pipeline Productivity

09 Mar 09

Drug Repositioning Strategies is a report that provides in-depth analysis of leading pharma companies that are using novel technologies to reposition failed, marketed or reformulated compounds.
Editor

Considering Switzerland?

09 Mar 09

Matt Greig at Advanced Regulatory provides an overview on *** Option Suisse *** and gives an introduction to working and living in Switzerland.
Matt Greig - Advanced Regulatory

Clinical Research employment trends towards independent working

05 Mar 09

A recent market analysis survey* into the employment trends and aspirations of clinical research professionals working in the Clinical Research sectors has confirmed the move and willingness of people to consider independent contract based employment.
Rachel Corbishley - Redtree

ICE COLD SOLUTION FOR SPRAINS AND PAIN AVAILABLE IN PHARMACY

03 Mar 09

Ice Bandage is the latest “must have” medicine cabinet essential for the first aid & topical analgesic categories. With its cooling properties and its metallic packaging, it will certainly stand out on shelf.
Claire Dunbar/Susan Leigh - Fuel PR

Quick Look at Obesity

02 Mar 09

As one of the most preventable forms of death in the world today, obesity is widely regarded as one of the most serious public health concerns of the 21st century.
Max Golby

Universal healthcare in the US? Not yet, but probably soon

27 Feb 09

With President Obama’s proposed plan to reform the US healthcare system, this will be the closest the US has gotten to universal health coverage. We provide a snapshot of the Obama healthcare plan and highlight some of the criticisms it has received from health economists.
Rx Communications

The 2009 Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook - part III

27 Feb 09

In Part Three of our four part commentary on the outlook for 2009, we discuss how the Federal government’s investment in comparative clinical effectiveness research is going to impact the pharmaceutical industry and shape reimbursement strategies for healthcare payers.
CBR Pharma Insights

What is Health Economics?

23 Feb 09

Health economics is a growing sub-discipline of economics and studies the allocation of scarce resources in health care.
Editor

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