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Fred Hassan: More Musings on the Biopharma Learning Curve

Hindsight can be a great teacher – but only if you have the self-awareness needed to adapt those learnings to the next business challenge, whose rough edges are by definition almost always “non-recurring.” In other words, because the circumstances of any setback are unique, the astute manager knows that recovery depends on recognizing that the […]
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With Cannabis, Science Trumps Culture, Says GW Pharma CEO

Already approved in 22 countries, GW Pharma’s Sativex product, if approved by FDA, would become the first prescription drug derived from raw cannabis to enter the US market. In the last several years, the US – a place where marijuana still has a decidedly bad reputation, and a prosecutorial history tinged with socioeconomic bias, if […]
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Fixing Innovation: Lilly's CEO Says Why, and How

Following his keynote address last week at the Financial Times US Healthcare and Life Sciences Conference in New York, Eli Lilly CEO John Lechleiter huddled into a corridor to speak with PharmExec about his agenda as incoming chairman of PhRMA, and how to fix innovation.
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Unmet Need in the Migraine Space?

Allergan CEO David Pyott is bullish on Botox’s potential as a salve for chronic migraine. He’s also betting on a next-gen dihydroergotamine (DHE) – Levadex – from MAP Pharmaceuticals.
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Medco CEO Champions Robots Over Pharmacists

The role of the pharmacist in positive health outcomes – and drug company profits – is often cited in discussions around adherence to medication regimens, holistic prescribing practices and the navigation of insurance payment structures. In an attempt to demystify that role, Medco CEO David Snow told attendees at the Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit […]
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