Category Archives: Europe

Show Me the Money: First New PPRS Payments in UK

By Leela Barham. The Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) is a long-standing scheme where the pharmaceutical industry, represented by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), negotiates with the Department of Health (DH) to agree how to indirectly manage the price of branded medicines. Its latest incarnation includes a brand new feature. Instead of […]
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The Decline of Clinical Trials in Central and Eastern Europe

Currently, 66% of clinical trials are conducted in North America, Western Europe and Australia.  The U.S. hosts 49% of clinical trial sites and generates approximately 40% of clinical data.  Other regions have arisen in recent years.  The main reasons behind this globalization trend are the availability of highly skilled professionals in new research markets, lower […]
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Focusing On the Metrics That Matter: A Quick Guide to Marketing Analytics

The medicines business is all about data. Drug discovery relies on the meticulous interpretation of experimental results; clinical trials involve carefully analysing streams of information relating to patient response; even physician decision-making around the most appropriate therapies is becoming more and more data driven. There is no question, data is big on the science side […]
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The Rx Firm Tax Exodus: Is Something Wrong with the U.S. System?

As I read the latest reports of yet another big US Rx firm, this time AbbVie, trying to pull off a “tax inversion” takeover of the Irish-based Shire, I couldn’t help but wonder, what the heck is going on here? Right now, it feels like most major US corporations, especially pharmas, are literally running away […]
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Eight Lessons for Enhancing Compliance Effectiveness in Europe

Andy Bender and Geert van Gansewinkel outline eight lessons for executing a soft change program for enhancing compliance effectiveness within European life sciences organizations. The European compliance and transparency landscape has changed rapidly over the last couple of years. Over and above the challenging compliance landscape, there is additional complexity impacting transparency relating to the […]
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