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Europe: Expectations High for Rare Disease Day

Next week Europe will celebrate Rare Disease Day. This is an interesting example – one might almost say a rare example – of a successful attempt by a European interest group to capture public attention. It is now an annual awareness-raising event co-ordinated by the European rare diseases lobby group, EURORDIS. For this year’s celebration, […]
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Strange Bedfellows No More: EMA Moves Closer to Payers

That strict red line between regulatory authorization and market reimbursement is blurring pink – at least in Europe.  At a Drug Information Association [DIA] session earlier this week, European Medicines Agency [EMA] Senior Medical Officer Hans-Georg Eichler confirmed that the agency was finally moving to test the feasibility of a new, “holistic” approach to obtaining […]
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DIA: Social Media Guidelines are DDMAC’s "Highest Priority"

Tom Abrams, director of FDA’s Division (soon to be Office) of Drug Marketing, Advertising & Communications (DDMAC), said that publishing social media guidelines for industry is the division’s “highest priority,” and that the document will be “published as soon as it’s vetted.”
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DIA: Does Six Sigma Stifle R&D Innovation?

Can the management style known as Six Sigma help improve the probability of a drug’s commercial success, or do its black-belted acolytes punch holes in the creative process needed for innovative R&D discovery?
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Pharma and Cloud Computing: Are We There Yet?

In the past few years, Microsoft has been working hard to create clinical trial platforms for the pharmaceutical industry. This year, the Redmond, WA-based behemoth has moved full-speed ahead with its virtual-server system, dubbed Azure. Microsoft is not only working on hosted applications, instead the company has established a massive online server or “cloud” that […]
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