April 2007

The Evolving Role of the Clinical Project Manager

January 2, 2008

The Evolving Role of the Clinical Project Manager By Denise Myshko Forum Clinical studies have become more complicated. More studies are multinational, which means that projects must adhere to a variety of regulations and laws. Today’s studies also require project managers to work across teams to manage a process that has become increasingly multifunctional. With […]

PharmaOutlet

January 2, 2008

Contributed by Nancy Smerkanich The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called a Part 15 (21 CFR Part 15) hearing on Dec. 18, 2006, primarily as “a listening exercise” to gather information so that the agency could move forward to “an all electronic submission environment and electronic data exchange platform,” as Former Deputy Director of […]

What’s New

January 2, 2008

Roche Introduces New Operating Model for its Global R&D Activities The focus is on disease biology areas to enhance alignment of R&D. Roche has introduced a new operating model for its global R&D activities, organized around disease biology areas (DBA). Each DBA covers a range of activities from R&D to strategic marketing in a specific […]

Connected Health: The Push for Electronic Medical Records

January 2, 2008

Connected Health: The Push for Electronic Medical Records By Kim Ribbink While the medical profession has lagged on the use of technology to manage and communicate patient information, increased focus on the use of electronic medical records — from the federal government, doctors’ groups, and patients — is expected to improve uptake. The Internet is […]

DNA-Based Diagnostics: Testing for Personalized Medicine

January 2, 2008

By Cynthia Borda Theranostic testing There will come a time when genetic testing will be as common in the physician’s office as a blood pressure reading or the use of an MRI. The pharmaceutical industry is making headway in the personalized medicine arena, and diagnostic companies are actively developing tests to verify the presence of […]

Letter from the Editor

January 2, 2008

Whether we are discussing clinical studies or creative executions, there is a bit of artistry that is involved in executing the science. This concept is perfectly captured by two of this month’s feature articles. This month’s Forum, which discusses the evolving role of the clinical project manager, captures the nuances of a steadily evolving and […]

Raise Your Voice — Letters

January 2, 2008

Making Personalized Medicine Understandable Education is Key As William D. Young, CEO of Monogram Bioscience, states in The Age of Personalized Medicine, (PharmaVOICE February 2007), honestly and clearly addressing the concerns of the stakeholders (drug makers, insurance companies, doctors, and patients) will be paramount if the promise of personalized medicine is to be realized. To […]

Meet the Creative Directors

January 2, 2008

By Taren Grom, Editor Special Feature PharmaVOICE is pleased to publish this special feature showcasing the individuals who influence the look and feel of the industry through their creative executions and insights, strategic thinking, and mentorship of up-and-coming talent. GETTING PERSONAL ABOUT CREATIVITY We asked our distinguished group to reveal their creative secrets: where they […]

E-Media

January 2, 2008

etrials Unveils New Version of EDC Solution etrials Worldwide has unveiled EDC 2.0 solution. Combining more than 10 years of market validation and customer deployments, the newest solution builds upon existing Web-based software as a service (SaaS) solution for collecting, managing, and analyzing real-time clinical-trial information. EDC 2.0 was designed to simplify study deployment, provide […]

PharmaTrax

January 2, 2008

Patient Eduction Programs to Grow in Use Patient education has a strong perceived value across multiple sectors of the healthcare industry. This value is expected to grow in 2007, according to results of a survey on patient education conducted by HealthEd. Among key findings of the first annual survey, two-thirds of responding professionals from the […]

Talent Pool

January 2, 2008

Pharma POOL Dr. Eric G. Carter King Appoints Chief Science Officer King Pharmaceuticals, Bristol, Tenn., an integrated branded pharmaceutical company, has appointed Eric G. Carter, M.D., Ph.D., as chief science officer. Dr. Carter oversees King’s R&D, regulatory, and medical-affairs activities. Most recently, Dr. Carter served as VP and global head, clinical development and medical affairs, […]

UpFront

January 2, 2008

Drug Sales U.S. Prescription Update Sales Jumped 8.3% to $274.9 Billion IMS Health reports that U.S. prescription drug sales grew 8.3% to $274.9 billion in 2006, the third straight year of growth. The increase was fueled by the Medicare Part D prescription benefit, the increased use of generics within new therapy classes, and the launch […]

Managed Markets: Hospitals

January 2, 2008

By Denise Myshko An Opportunity and a Challenge Placement on hospital formularies has become more competitive. Pharmaceutical companies that can demonstrate that their products positively impact the total cost of patient care will have the advantage. While small, the hospital market offers a unique opportunity for pharmaceutical manufacturers. New prescriptions in the hospital can spill […]

On the Calendar

January 2, 2008

April 15-19 Society for Biomolecular Sciences 13th Annual Conference & Exhibition Palais de Congres de Montreal, Montreal, Canada For more information, contact Marietta Manoni, Society for Biomolecular Sciences, at 203-743-1336, e-mail email@sbsonline.org, or visit sbsonline.org. April 16-17 5th Annual Pharmaceutical Marketing & Sales Summit Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, N.J. For more information, contact Cheryl Kahan-Radhuber, […]

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