Thought Leader:

Eli Phillips Jr, PharmD, JD, Vice President, Insights & Engagement and Regulatory Sciences, Cardinal Health

October 11, 2019

The field of medicine is becoming increasingly precise with new advanced therapies that target disease at a cellular level and healthcare providers who are becoming “micro-specialists” in their fields. As care becomes more precise, so must the efforts to commercialize new dr … Read More »

Thought Leader:

Andrew Schirmer, CEO, Ogilvy Health

September 24, 2019

Andrew Schirmer discusses a grander plan for healthcare agencies as the industry evolves.

Thought Leader:

Bonnie Overton, Group Associate Creative Director, MicroMass Communications

August 23, 2019

In this episode, we talk about how behavioral science is addressing some of pharma’s biggest challenges.

Thought Leaders:

Anita Nelsen, Vice President, Translational Medicine, Parexel
Angela Qu, Senior Director, Biomarkers & Genomic Medicine, Parexel

July 2, 2019

The process of drug development is not on a sustainable path forward. The system is inefficient, lengthy and costly. Despite the rising costs of R&D, failure rates are as high as 90% and the average time to market now takes approximately 12 years. Companies are hard pres … Read More »

Thought Leaders:

Chen Admati, Head of Intel Pharma Analytics Platform, Intel Corporation
Marie McCarthy, Senior Director of Product Innovation, Information Technology, ICON

May 14, 2019

In this episode, Chen Admati and Marie McCarthy talk about utilizing emerging technologies to improve the efficiency of research and development in the pharmaceutical industry.

Thought Leaders:

Michelle Hoiseth, Chief Data Officer, Parexel
Leanne Larson, Corporate Vice President and WW Head, Real-World Evidence, Parexel

April 15, 2019

The process of drug development is not on a sustainable path forward and needs to shift in order to support patient needs. The system is inefficient, lengthy and costly. Despite the rising costs of R&D, failure rates are as high as 90% and the average time to market now … Read More »

Thought Leader:

Trina Stonner, President, Avant Healthcare

February 28, 2019

In this episode, Trina Stonner, President at Avant Healthcare discusses the evolving role of KOLs and their engagements with HCPs. There is also a companion white paper entitled “Being Engaging when Engaging KOLs,” which you can download uning the link below.

Thought Leader:

Van Zyl Engelbrecht, Clinical Project Director EU, UBC

January 16, 2019

In this episode, we talk about the history of Orphan Drug legislation, recent legislation and its effects on clinical research, effective clinical trial design for orphan drug trials, key elements of successful commercialization of orphan drugs, and more.

Thought Leaders:

Martin Roessner, MS, Corporate Vice President, Biostatistics, PAREXEL
Greg Cable, Senior Director, GDO Biostatistics, Global Head Biostatistics for Observational Research, PAREXEL

January 7, 2019

Many experts agree that the current state of pharmaceutical drug development is not on a sustainable path forward. The average drug-to-market time has stagnated at 12-years, R&D costs continue to rise, and failure rates are as high as 90%. To better understand these tren … Read More »

Thought Leaders:

Todd Wright, Senior Vice President, Avant Healthcare
Chris Ryan, Group Creative Director, Avant Healthcare

December 7, 2018

In this episode, Todd Wright and Chris Ryan discuss the science behind medical storytelling and how the agency works with clients to make the data memorable. It’s quite common for human brains to search for story in everything. Avant Healthcare puts this basic truth into pra … Read More »

Thought Leader:

Ian Spatz JD, MPA, Senior Advisor, Manatt Health

October 25, 2018

On October 15, the Trump Administration’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, published a proposed rule that, if finalized, would require prescription drug makers to include prescription drug price information in broadcast advertising. The Administration stated t … Read More »

Thought Leader:

Laura Moore, Ed.D, CHES, Lead Health Psychology Specialist, Atlantis Healthcare

October 8, 2018

Dr. Laura Moore discusses the concept of “chronic cancer,” and the changing treatment landscape. She talks about the challenges in supporting people as they adjust to a cancer diagnosis and engage in self-management of their illness, including treatment adherence. She explai … Read More »

Thought Leader:

Kevin Kissling, VP, Third Party Logistics, RxCrossroads by McKesson

October 3, 2018

In this episode, we discuss the timing for planning your commercial strategy, key items in selecting a distribution partner, the most beneficial value-added services in a logistics plan, and business growth beyond the product launch.

Thought Leaders:

Sy Pretorius, MD, Chief Medical & Scientific Officer, PAREXEL
Alberto Grignolo, PhD, Corporate Vice President, PAREXEL

August 30, 2018

The Innovation Imperative: The Future of Drug Development, is a recent data-driven report developed and released by The Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by PAREXEL. The report examines drug development today and evaluates innovations that can accelerate clinical … Read More »

Thought Leader:

Katie Garner, Advisor, Therapeutic Areas, CRF Health

February 28, 2018

In this episode, Katie Garner discusses the challenges of oncology clinical trials, and the benefits of implementing eCOA (electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment) solutions. There is also a related eBook on this topic. Reducing the Burden of Data Collection in Oncology Trial … Read More »

Thought Leaders:

Willie Muelhausen, Head of Innovation, ICON
Will Maier, Chief Scientific Officer, Head Patient Centered Sciences, Mapi Group, an ICON Company

February 12, 2018

In this episode, Willie Muelhausen and Will Maier talk about Bring-Your-Own-Device (or BYOD) for use in clinical research. We’ll discuss its benefits, barriers to use and whether equivalence studies have provided the results needed to move forward with BYOD.

Thought Leader:

Kate Perry, MSc, PsychD, Director, Behavioral Science, Atlantis Healthcare

December 18, 2017

Research shows that patients who have a good relationship with their HCPs are more likely to achieve better health outcomes and have greater adherence to their treatment. Dr. Kate Perry, Director of Behavioral Science at Atlantis Healthcare, provides insights on the benefits … Read More »

Thought Leader:

Kunsan Kim, SVP Strategy, precisioneffect

November 29, 2017

Advertising agencies have always been known by their ability to create amazingly creative campaigns. Its how they’ve built reputations and how they’ve won business. While creating campaigns are still a critical component of what agencies are expected to provide, market needs … Read More »

Thought Leader:

Dr. Matthew Turner, Director of Pathology, ACM Global Laboratories

November 16, 2017

In this episode, Dr. Matthew Turner talks about trends in Digital Pathology, and how this new research tool can benefit sponsors, CROs, and Pathologists. There is also a related white paper, entitled, “How Digital Pathology is Revolutionizing Clinical Trials,” which you can … Read More »

Thought Leader:

Sam Herbert, President of World Courier

October 6, 2017

Sam Herbert, President of World Courier, a part of AmerisourceBergen and global leader in specialty logistics, discusses tips that can guide innovators in navigating the logistics hurdles of novel therapies, such as cell and gene therapies, so that they get into the hands of … Read More »