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What’s All This Talk About Patient Centricity?

For Moe Alsumidaie, the most concrete definition for patient centricity is “a dynamic process through which the patient regulates the flow of information to and from him/her via multiple pathways to exercise choice that is consistent with his/her preferences, values and beliefs. This fundamentally transformative concept affects how healthcare decisions are made and who has […]
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Pharma and Biotech Trends 2014

Peter Young examines the fast-moving growth drivers for the two segments and what their 2014 numbers mean for respective M&A and other strategies going forward. The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, like all industries, are facing industry-specific changes coupled with disruptive events in the external global environment. The industry business factors include the productivity and cost […]
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UK: Saatchi Innovation Bill Still Divisive

 The innovation debate (Why isn’t there more or it? How much should we pay for it? Just what is it anyway?!) remains a lively one in the UK. Lord Saatchi’s Medical Innovation Bill is just one part of this debate. It’s intended to mitigate against so called ‘defensive’ medicine, where clinicians might not prescribe or […]
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The Year of Living Openly: Europe and Transparency 2015

The past year has brought significant changes not only in regulatory mandates and guidances but also regarding a broader overall emphasis on coordination of information and processes. The regulators have prioritized transparency and harmonization for some time but underscored them to an even greater degree in 2014; 2015 is likely to see the trend intensify.
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Industry Growth Slowdown in Brazil

By Hellen Berger. The Brazilian economy is being impacted by internal and external factors, and forecast figures are being quickly revised downwards. Market research released by Brazil’s Central Bank revised average analysts’ projections for economic growth in 2014 down to 0.70% from 0.90% four weeks earlier(1). In June 2014, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council […]
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