Category Archives: Events
By Clark Herman | Published: October 3, 2013
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) has launched a new initiative to increase the pace of innovation in myeloma research through faster cures and more efficient, timely trials for patients. Founded in 1998, MMRF is the leading non-profit organization in the myeloma space, dedicating 90 per cent of its funding to medical research, disease awareness [...]
By Clark Herman | Published: September 27, 2013
Vaccines–once the neglected also ran in big Pharma’s armamentarium of innovations–received top billing at PhRMA’s annual Research and Hope awards held at the Washington Newseum on September 11. More than 200 industry executives, politicians and scientists recognized the accomplishments of three separate teams in developing and building access to preventive vaccines.
By Guest Blogger | Published: July 31, 2013
Orphan Drug Laws: A Pharmacists’ Perspective Guest blogger Dr. Albert Wertheimer Professor and Director, Health Services Research Temple University Philadelphia PA Pharm Exec’s sister organization CBI hosted its annual Orphan Drug Innovation Summit in Philadelphia on July 17-18. This is a topic that I have professional interest in, as well as a general curiosity. I was thrilled to find the meeting [...]
By Ben Comer | Published: June 13, 2013
Speakers at the 2nd annual Financial Times US Healthcare and Life Sciences conference in New York last week discussed the cost of health, and the implications of an increasingly vocal and influential stakeholder group: the local populace. After opening remarks from Andrew Jack, FT’s prolific pharmaceuticals correspondent, Pfizer CEO Ian Read took the stage at the [...]
By Ben Comer | Published: March 6, 2013
Physicians and patients are more intimately engaged with their digital devices than ever before, but the content pharma delivers is either rigidly scientific or numbingly bland. Can stronger analytical processes and more data produce a scalable human voice for individual customers?