September 2006

The Discovery Bug — Dr. Graham Allaway

January 2, 2008

By Kim Ribbink Graham Allaway, Ph.D. Whether Dr. Allaway is exploring the open seas in his single-handed Laser or investigating uncharted areas in virology, he attends to both with equal passion, commitment, and focus. In small companies, people are pulling in the same direction; it’s truly a team effort. For private companies in particular, there […]

What’s New

January 2, 2008

New Healthcare-related Products, Services, and Companies Scientific Advantage Launches MSL Outsourcing Subsidiary The new division addresses client requests for MSL professionals. Scientific Advantage LLC has formed MSL Advantage LLC to fill MSL staffing positions within pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical-device companies. Scientific Advantage launched the new business in response to requests from clients in the biopharmaceutical […]

On the Calendar

January 2, 2008

Your Source for Life-Sciences Events and Conference Information Professional education is an ongoing endeavor for most executives. PharmaVOICE has partnerships with every major conference provider serving the life-sciences industry. PharmaVOICE is distributed at more than 150 industry events a year. For a complete list of industry events, please click on http://www.pharmavoice.com/events/events.asp. Note: Conference dates and […]

E-Media

January 2, 2008

New Electronic and Web-based Applications, Sites, and Technologies InfoMedics’ Treatment Educator Improves Patient Understanding and Increases Brand Loyalty InfoMedics Inc. has released Treatment Educator, a tool for improving prescription compliance through patient education and treatment understanding. The educational materials describe the basic features of the prescribed medication — its purpose, how it works, potential side […]

Managing Lifestyles With Medicines

January 2, 2008

Consumers who have the desire to improve their quality of life are looking for curative powers from select pharmaceuticals. Hair loss, too much hair, wrinkles, erectile dysfunction — while unpleasant and, at times, inconvenient — are not life-threatening conditions. Yet pharmaceutical products associated with treating these conditions are growing in popularity and creating a conundrum […]

Talent Pool

January 2, 2008

Executive Appointments and Promotions Pharma POOL Pamela Harris Patrick Loustau Edward L. Williams Novo Nordisk Appoints Key Executives Novo Nordisk, a healthcare company with U.S. headquarters in Princeton, N.J., has appointed Pamela Harris as VP of diabetes sales, managed care, and government accounts South/West. She also has joined the Novo Nordisk executive team. Ms. Harris […]

Global Perspective

January 2, 2008

Staffing Multinational Trials A Time for Creative Solutions In the past decade, an unprecedented push to field Global clinical trials has boosted the demand for patients and CRAs from Asia to Zambia. Sponsors expect rock-bottom pricing, transparency, local staff with a breadth of experience, and a high level of service. Yet one of the greatest […]

DIA 2006 — Annual Conference

January 2, 2008

DIA 2006 — Breaks Attendance Records September 2006 Sanjay Gupta, M.D., senior medical correspondent for the health and medical unit at CNN, practicing neurosurgeon, and an assistant professor of neurosurgery gave the keynote speech at the 42nd Annual DIA Meeting. The conference drew record numbers — about 8,600 attendees gathered in Philadelphia for the five-day […]

PharmaTrax

January 2, 2008

Nanotech Sector Continues Strong Growth Sales, Marketing, and R&D Trends from Industry Analysts The commercialization of nanotechnology continues to gain momentum worldwide, according to The Nanotech Report, 4th Edition, a comprehensive and up-to-date reference study on nanotechnology, released by Lux Research Inc. More than $32 billion in products incorporating emerging nanotechnology were sold in 2005 […]

PharmaOutlet

January 2, 2008

Patient Power: Why Your Daughter’s Website Can Move A Market The move away from direct to consumer and toward direct to community Social networking has become a major force driving media to reinvent itself and find a way to survive in a world where mass media no longer exists. Our children’s addiction to text messaging […]

Pharma Has The Data But Not The Information

January 2, 2008

Michael Rosenberg, M.D., MPH, President and CEO of Health Decisions Inc., Chapel Hill, N.C., discusses why, compared with other large industries, pharma’s automation processes lag behind. Are you involved with clinical research? If so, take a moment to imagine what if every clinical research assistant (CRA), monitor, and project manager working with a study were […]

IRBs The Safety Gatekeepers

January 2, 2008

By Denise Myshko Current pressures to speed drugs to market have resulted in the increased use of independent, centralized institutional review boards as an alternative to academic IRBs, because they can offer faster and more efficient protocol reviews. Institutional review boards, or IRBs, are an important piece of the clinical-trial puzzle. IRBs are the gatekeepers […]

Name That Brand

January 2, 2008

Choosing a brand name is the most defining moment in a pharmaceutical product’s life. Name That Brand September 2006 Apharmaceutical product’s brand name is more than a series of letters that identify a chemical compound or biological agent used to treat a specific condition. The brand name evokes a feeling, in some cases hope and […]

UpFront

January 2, 2008

Consumers Talk Back Countering DTC Criticism Challenging many of the assumptions of both academic and public-policy critics of DTC, CommonHealth filed a research report with the FDA based on analysis of 440 transcripts of actual provider-patient interactions in community-practice settings recorded between 2001 and 2005. The report examined the nature of patient-medication requests, references to […]

Letter from the Editor

January 2, 2008

Ben Franklin and Taren Grom at the MediciGroup booth at the 42nd Annual Drug Information Association meeting in Philadelphia. An innovative approach Many consider Ben Franklin to be one of America’s most prolific inventors. Throughout his colorful life, Ben Franklin pursued scientific knowledge with focus and ingenuity. The end results of his many, many efforts […]

Cross-functional teams: Models of success

January 2, 2008

Representation from all the key disciplines — toxicology, pharmacovigilance, clinical research, pharmacology, manufacturing, legal, and, yes, marketing — is essential for drug-development success today. A cross-functional model allows companies to bridge the gap between R&D and commercialization to bring products to market quicker and more efficiently. PharmaVOICE interviewed four cross-functional teams for this month’s Forum. […]

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