Monthly Archives: April 2010

Avandia Trial in Trouble

GSK’s Avandia just won’t stay out of the news. Now comes a report from The Wall Street Journal that the FDA is considering dealing the beleaguered diabetes drug another blow by stopping one of its safety trials. The TIDE trial, which received approval in 2007, pits Avandia (rosiglitazone) against Takeda’s Actos (pioglitazone), a drug that […]
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Updated IMS Forecast Predicts Market Growth

If you look closely at the thunderclouds hovering over pharma, there is a ray of light peeking through the gloom—IMS’ updated 2009-2014 forecast has come in, and it’s a far cry from the unmitigated doom of recent years. Market growth in 2009 was 7 percent, a vast improvement over 2008’s 4.8 percent, and IMS expects […]
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US Pharma: An Expensive Free Market

US citizens may have politicians that ask probing questions on their behalf, but that doesn’t translate into them getting a better deal from pharma, says Jacky Law. You have to hand it to Senator Herb Kohl for keeping the industry on its toes. For years the Democrat from Wisconsin has been asking awkward questions to […]
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Feds End Use of Seven Inhalers (But Not All At Once)

Image by noii’s via Flickr FDA, on Tuesday, announced that it would phase out the use of seven asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease inhalers to keep in check with regulations banning devices containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Four of the devices have already been discontinued, and the manufacturers of the remaining devices will have to find […]
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Webcast: SaaS or On-premise CRM—It’s Your Choice… Not Your Vendor’s

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 11:00 AM ET; 8:00 AM PT; 16:00 GMT As the life sciences industry continues to grow in complexity, its commercial model is changing too. The traditional ‘single message to many’ approach to delivering your product information has been re-focused to building and maintaining relationships to achieve lasting share of mind. […]
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