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The Pharma Leadership Challenge: Thawing the “Frozen” Middle Managers

The challenge for senior leadership is to enable the layers of middle management to work to their full potential. Mike Straw argues that ‘failing fast’ should become the new mantra if pharma is going to drive greater innovation and creativity. J. Michael Pearson, CEO of Valeant, the Canadian based speciality drugmaker, recently said that “the […]
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The Shrinking CMO Industry

By Jim Miller. Exits from the CMO industry are a more recent development that seems to be picking up momentum. Examples of CMOs leaving the industry in the past year include the contract manufacturing units of Bayer and Boehringer-Ingelheim; Pharmalucence; and SCM Pharma. There have been two principal drivers of these developments: growing demand for […]
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Preparing for Reentry: A Physician’s Story

By Daniel Laury, M.D. You would expect that, given a physician shortage, my goal of getting back into obstetrics would be supported and even welcomed.  The Association of American Medical Colleges expects that the US will have over 91,000 too few physicians by 2020.  I graduated medical school in 1988, completed an OBG residency in […]
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Market Access in Ukraine

by Lana Sinichkina  and Leonid Cherniavskyi. On September 16, 2014, the Ukrainian and European parliaments ratified the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement (AA), providing for harmonization of many spheres of Ukrainian legislation with EU policy. In line with the signed AA, the government has adopted a detailed implementation plan, which endorses for preparation and approval by the […]
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