Monthly Archives: November 2009

The Case for Specialty Medicines: Is Industry Credible, or Culpable?

What’s so special about specialty? This was the question lurking below the surface in many of the presentations at a conference hosted by Pharm Exec’s sister organization, CBI, in Philadelphia last week. Now that the blockbuster era is fading under a wave of patent expirations, big pharma is pinning its hopes on the specialty category […]
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Roche: New Hires Needed

Cheer up, pharma, not all the news is bad! Amidst the worst national job market since the early 1980’s, Roche Pharma Research in Nutley, NJ is looking to hire. Efforts are currently underway to find scientists and support staff in areas such as screening, safety, and bioanalytics. In addition to inflammation, the Nutley operation serves […]
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Transformational Analytics Will Set You Free

Guest blog by W Scott Evangelista, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP Without committed leadership from the top of an organization, the best answers will not find the light of day, and the “my number is better than yours” issue will persist. The shackles of the past (standard reports with standard data) will inevitably bind companies to […]
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The Trouble with Transparency

Guest blog by Jacky Law A couple of weeks ago I attended an industry awards dinner and had an interesting conversation with an eminent doctor who shall remain nameless. The doctor in question works in a highly specialized area and frequently talks about her research at conferences around the world. She always travels first-class and […]
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Merck, Schering-Plough Merger Boosts Global Profile, but Questions Linger

Image via Wikipedia After Merck & Co. officially announced its $41.1 billion merger with Schering-Plough yesterday, CEO Richard Clark made it clear his company is still looking to expand through further acquisitions and mergers. According to the Wall Street Journal’s Health Blog: Clark told us today that the newly combined company  is “actively looking” for […]
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