Category Archives: Europe

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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Desperate Measures: Industry Teams with Parallel Traders to Tackle Counterfeiters in Europe

While action is heating up at the international level to tackle counterfeit drugs, Europe is making its own efforts to stop fake medicines from entering the legal supply chain. An improbable cross-sector partnership is struggling to secure support for a pan-European system to keep counterfeits out. It’s improbable because it brings together not only manufacturers, […]
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Pharma Leads the Way in M&A

 The pharma, medical and biotech industry is the leading sector for M&A activity this year, Mergermarket‘s Q2 M&A stats reveal. The sector’s deals have been valued at US$252.5 bn,  a 16.9% market share in global M&A. Deal value is 48.2% above the whole of 2013’s value, and four deals account for a 61.3% share in the […]
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