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Medical Marijuana Trials: Pre-empted by Politics

There has been a lot of debate on the therapeutic use of marijuana. There are currently 24 states that have legalized marijuana for medical use. Most recently, two states, Washington and Colorado, have legalised the drug for recreational use. While there is literature that suggests benefits of marijuana for medicinal use, particularly in animal models, […]
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M&As: Past, Present, and Future

Pharmaceutical Technology’s Faiz Kermani looks at the long history of pharma mergers and finds no sign of the trend slowing down. It was suggested that in one week of April the total value of various rumored deals was of the order of US$100 billion, illustrating how cash-rich major pharmaceutical companies are. Many of the larger […]
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Google Glass — A User's Guide in Healthcare

Three medical affairs experts — Sean Turbeville, David A. Wells, and Charles Wolfus — review the capabilities of Google’s latest technology for delivering information to healthcare professionals in the field.
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Risk and Innovation in Biopharma: A CEO’s Perspective

In this Applied Clinical Trials article, Kadmon CEO Dr. Sam Waksal talks about the importance of imagination for innovation, current business risks in biopharma, and applying understanding to the concept of Big Data. Click here for the article.
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The European Parliament’s New Term: What Can We Expect?

As Europe departs for its annual holiday—sacrosanct, even amid the continuing economic woes, the multiple crises in the Middle East, and the dark mysteries of Russia’s intentions in its former satellites—the question remains unresolved as to what to expect from the new European Parliament in the new term. Philip Ward considers the options in this […]
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