Monthly Archives: May 2013

The UK's New "Revolutionary" Medicines Optimization Plan

By Leela Barham. The UK’s Royal Pharmaceutical Society has joined forces with a number of other organizations, including the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), to issue new guidance on medicines optimization.  Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director of NHS England, says it could be revolutionary.
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Xofigo Approval Keeps the Ball Rolling For Bayer Oncology

US-based Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, as its executives were quick to point out, has now received three new approvals for cancer indications in the last eight months.
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Global Biosimilars Market to Reach $2.4 Billion in 2013

By Adeline Siew, Editor, Pharmaceutical Technology Europe. The global market for biosimilar drugs has been forecasted to be worth $2.445 billion this year, according to a new report by British market research specialist Visiongain. The growth represents a 20% increase from last year and accounts for approximately 2% of the overall biologics market. Moreover, the […]
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Into the Extrapolation Machine: How We Joined the Elite 58%

By Les Funtleyder. The problem we see with the polarity of views is that both sides seem to be cranking up the extrapolation machine and use single studies/data points to draw broad conclusions to gin up opinions about ACA’s success or lack thereof. With respect to investing, uncertainly caused by media/pundit noise often depresses valuations […]
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Data: Is Bigger Always Better?

One of the things that we’re hearing a lot about right now is big data. We’re told that we’re entering an era of big data that will come to transform business and government services alike. For data, so the thinking goes, the bigger the better. But, asks Agnitio‘s Morten Hjelmsoe,  is this always the case?
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