Category Archives: Strategy

Pharma M&A: Diverse and Accelerating

By Peter Young. I have been involved with the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company, a venture capitalist with J.H. Whitney, and as an investment banker with Salomon Brothers, Lehman Brothers and Young & Partners. Over that period of time, I have never seen as many different strategies being […]
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BMS and Merck Race to Melanoma Treatment Market

Merck’s Keytruda, recently approved in the US to treat patients with advanced melanoma that have stopped responding to other cancer therapies, will soon face strong competition from Bristol-Myers Squibb’s (BMS) Opdivo,  an analyst from research and consulting firm GlobalData has reported.
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Medical Affairs: From Info Gatekeeper to Value Driver

The role of medical affairs is taking on greater importance, as relationships between life sciences companies and external stakeholders become more complicated. Medical affairs is required to communicate more often with medical practitioners, scientific researchers, patients, patient advocates, and government authorities, and to provide these groups with more complex and more comprehensive information. Unfortunately, many […]
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13 Years Right: Behind This Year’s Pharm Exec Industry Audit

Pharm Exec‘s 13th Industry Audit looks at how well a cross section of companies in big Pharma, mid-tier specialty and biotech are delivering against today’s hottest performance metric: shareholder value. When we began the series back in September 2002, this kind of broad indicator—indeed the very concept of “value”—was often discounted by the investment community in […]
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Pharm Exec Global Digest: Technology Special

In this special Technology Issue of Pharm Exec Global Digest: Apple or Big Pharma: Who Will Lead in the Wearable Healthcare Device Space?; Google Glass — a Healthcare User’s Guide; UBISTART’s New Payout for Innovative Start-ups; and more… Click here to read the issue.
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