Author Archives: Ben Comer

Compliance Congress: Walking the Line

Pharma industry executives, FDA officials and Department of Justice attorneys speaking last week at CBI’s 11th annual Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress (PCC) offered solutions and threats to companies hoping to avoid enforcement actions.
Posted in Advertising, compliance, Emerging Markets, FDA, Global, Legal, Manufacturing, Marketing, People, Regulatory, Sales, Strategy, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Momenta CEO Rebuffs Teva's Copaxone Defense

Momenta Pharmaceuticals’ CEO Craig Wheeler said comments made by Teva leadership about a “purported” generic of Copaxone are “kind of humorous.” Teva’s Copaxone, a multiple sclerosis drug that earns nearly $4 billion a year, is approaching patent expiry – and possible generic competition – on May 24. Assuming FDA approves a generic version of Copaxone, […]
Posted in Biotech, FDA, IP, leadership, Legal, People, pricing, R&D, Regulatory, Strategy | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

IMS's Top 10 Pharma Social Media Engagers

The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics worked up a methodology for assessing the effectiveness of pharma’s social media efforts across Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, according to three indices: reach (total number of people reached through each channel via likes, shares and re-tweets); relevance (extent to which content is being shared and forwarded); and relationship (amount […]
Posted in Advertising, E-Media, leadership, Marketing, patient education, Regulatory, social media, Strategy, Technology | Tagged | 1 Comment

J.P. Morgan: Pharma's Agenda for 2014

Presenters at the 32nd annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference talked up value-based pricing, emerging market strategies, complex generics and new technology, from bedside devices and genetic sequencers to first-in-class mechanisms of action. Company executives honed in on their chosen therapeutic areas and made the case for aggressive spending in R&D to bring the next generation […]
Posted in Biotech, Corporate Responsibility, Deals, Emerging Markets, Europe, Events, FDA, Gene therapy, Global, IP, leadership, Legal, Manufacturing, Market Access, Orphan Drugs, People, pricing, R&D, Regulatory, Safety, Sales, Strategy, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Confessions of a Compliance Director

In anticipation of CBI’s (a PharmExec sibling company) 11th Annual Pharma Compliance Congress happening later this month, PharmExec spoke with a compliance director at a mid-sized pharma ($5 billion in annual sales) about life under a CIA, and the potential trigger issues for 2014. In an effort to promote candor and avoid overly circumspect responses, […]
Posted in compliance, Corporate Responsibility, E-Media, Emerging Markets, FDA, healthcare, Legal, Marketing, Medical Education, pricing, Regulatory, Sales, social media, Strategy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment
  • Categories

  • Meta