Tag Archives: innovation
By William Looney | Published: November 2, 2011
On Monday, the world’s population hit the 7 billion mark, repeating a pattern of largely unrestrained growth that has endured for the last century: the world is now adding roughly one billion people every 12 years. The UN Population Fund (UNPF) estimates that, barring some unforeseen demographic or environmental/development shifts, the figure will reach just [...]
By Ben Comer | Published: September 14, 2011
On the heels of President Obama’s unveiling of the American Jobs Act, Synta Pharmaceuticals CEO Safi Bahcall – who attended the president’s jobs speech last week as a special guest of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) – spoke to Pharmaceutical Executive about the role of government in supporting innovation.
By Jennifer Ringler | Published: April 26, 2011
The FDA five-year strategy emphasizes a more coordinated—and skeptical—response to globalization of the drug supply chain. On balance, the strategy continues to focus more on managing risk than assessing benefit—industry take heed. Earlier this month, FDA released a five-year, forward-looking strategic priorities report—“Responding to the Public Health Challenges of the 21st Century”—that outlines what the industry [...]
By Julian Upton | Published: March 25, 2011
The UK government’s proposals to introduce value-based pricing (VBP) — which aims to create a stronger link between the price the National Health Service pays for a medicine and the value it delivers (and in the process, ostensibly, further incentivize therapeutic innovation) — could actually serve to ‘hinder’ innovation, according to a UK think tank.
By Jennifer Ringler | Published: March 9, 2011
A new report from Thomson Reuters points to a “rapidly changing context for science and innovation in the Middle East.” The Arabian, Persian and Turkish Middle East may currently produce only 4% of the world’s scientific literature, but the output is growing rapidly, according to a new Global Research Report from Thomson Reuters. Indeed, countries such [...]