May 2014

Malaysia Focuses on Growth with Healthcare a Top Priority

April 28, 2014

Malaysia presents an attractive market to pharmaceutical companies thanks to growing government support, good infrastructure, and a trusted manufacturing environment. Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy with a population of about 29 million and an open and growing economy. According to the World Bank, Malaysia has successfully reduced poverty from more than 50% of households […]

C-Suite: Advertising Agencies

April 28, 2014

We asked C-suite executives throughout the healthcare advertising arena to provide their insights on what the biggest opportunities for innovation are, what are the biggest barriers, and identify a recent innovation that is improving the process.   Ken Begasse Founder, CEO Concentric Health Experience Opportunities: Designing with the end-user in mind has long been a […]

HBA’s 2014 Rising Stars

April 28, 2014

Joyce Acbay Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs Actelion Pharmaceuticals Joyce is passionate about mentoring women and helping others reach their professional goals. Lorrie Albinson Associate Director, Sales Training and Development Actavis Brand Sales Actavis Lorrie is a distinguished leader at Actavis who plays a critical role in product and career ­development for our sales representative and […]

The Power of the Hashtag

April 28, 2014

The Power of the Hashtag #Pharma uses #hashtags to organize the thousands of #healthcare Twitter conversations taking place #daily. If you are Jimmy Fallon, hashtags can be funny, irreverent, and inappropriate. The comedian’s popular skit with Justin Timberlake about using hashtags in real-life conversations, which aired on NBC’s Late Night Show in September 2013, has […]

Data-Driven Patient Recruitment

April 28, 2014

New tools are being introduced to help pharmaceutical companies identify, screen, and retain patients in clinical trials. Patient recruitment delays and low-retention rates are key factors in increasing development costs. To optimize both recruitment and retention, there needs to be a plan based on evidence, data, and a set of tools that will work. Recruiting […]

EHRs: Full of Promise But Can Pharma Play?

April 28, 2014

The opportunities within the electronic health record channel to reach physicians and patients come with many challenges for the industry. EHRs could be the promise land for the industry: a direct channel of engagement with physicians, an avenue for providing patient education, and a space to collect real-time prescribing and patient behaviors. But just how […]

Last Word

April 28, 2014

Antibiotic Resistance Facts The CDC’s Action Plan Last Word Tackling Antibiotic Resistance Tom Lowery, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, of T2 Biosystems, discusses the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. PV: Why is antibiotic resistance an issue? Lowery: Antibiotic resistance is something that impacts patients’ lives. It hits the sickest patients — for example, those in the […]

Talent Pool

April 28, 2014

By Ann Grey Pharma Pool Dr. William Pao Roche Names Industry Veteran to Lead Oncology Research Roche has named William Pao, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and head of the hematology-oncology division at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, to Roche Pharma Research and Early Development (pRED) as global head of the oncology disease and translational area […]

On the Calendar

April 28, 2014

The Calendar Industry Events and Conferences, including SPECIAL DISCOUNTS Coming Attractions ATA 2014, May 17-20, in Baltimore, brings together healthcare professionals and leading telemedicine programs to share new clinical research, best practices, and innovative business models. It is the premier venue for remote healthcare technology, featuring hundreds of vendors and institutions in the telemedicine, mHealth, […]

PharmaTrax

April 28, 2014

New Technology is Driving Breakthroughs Trending now: Cloud-based applications, embedded analytics, and integrated systems are lowering pharma and payer costs and improving patient outcomes. Life-sciences companies are aggressively embracing new technology-driven approaches to commercialize their products and reduce operating costs, according to a new report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. The current technology […]

Tools of the Trade

April 28, 2014

New electronic and web-based applications, sites, and technologies   Veeva Launches Communications Channel Trending Now: New Web-based channel enables life-sciences companies to interact with healthcare professionals online anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Veeva Systems has introduced Veeva CRM Engage, a cloud-based application that enables life-sciences organizations to interact with healthcare professionals (HCPs) over the […]

What’s New

April 28, 2014

New Healthcare-related Products, Services, and Companies Parexel Launches Regulatory Outsourcing Service Trending Now: Regulatory information management solutions to enhance client value. Parexel, a global biopharmaceutical services provider, has launched a new service line designed to provide a focused, market-driven approach to regulatory outsourcing services in the life-sciences industry, with a primary emphasis on post-approval regulatory […]

Social Buzz

April 28, 2014

Pharma Helps Fund Revamped Patient Portal for Epilepsy Trendwatch: Patients drive industry’s social media use. The Epilepsy Foundation has revamped its website — epilepsy.com — to help improve treatment and care and to position itself as a community hub accessible from any device with access to the Internet. In developing the new site, the foundation […]

Innovator’s Corner

April 28, 2014

Allergy Immunotherapy Without the Shots Jens Bager of ALK talks about the company’s allergy tablet, which addresses the specific substance causing the immune system to overreact. Allergies have become increasingly common worldwide and have a tendency to aggravate with time. Currently, more than 20% of the population suffers from respiratory allergies, which is an abnormal […]

UpFront

April 28, 2014

Almac Wins Business Awards Almac has received two Belfast Telegraph Business Awards. The awards are in their 12th year and ­showcase Northern Ireland commercial, industrial, and social enterprise achievements. Almac’s ­“Excellence in Innovation” entry focused on the ­development of the company’s antibody drug ­conjugation. The company also won the “Excellence in Technology” award, which recognized […]

Letter from the Editor

April 28, 2014

Letter from the Editor Electronic Health Records Open Up New Opportunities Talk of electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR) is a hot topic. These systems assist medical practitioners in the creation, storage, and organization of electronic medical records, including patient charts, electronic prescriptions, lab orders, evaluations, and patient communications, to name just […]

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