Tag Archives: R&D

Woodcock Urges Forward March Toward Personalized Medicine

New approaches for conducting clinical trials and developing therapies that actually prevent and cure disease are key to the future of effective drug therapy, according to Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). Personalized medicine has achieved mainstream status, accounting for more new drug approvals and promising pipeline candidates, […]
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Global Biosimilars Market to Reach $2.4 Billion in 2013

By Adeline Siew, Editor, Pharmaceutical Technology Europe. The global market for biosimilar drugs has been forecasted to be worth $2.445 billion this year, according to a new report by British market research specialist Visiongain. The growth represents a 20% increase from last year and accounts for approximately 2% of the overall biologics market. Moreover, the […]
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Tough Times Ahead for New Medicines under NHS England?

By Leela Barham You’d be forgiven for missing it with the vast array of new agencies and the policy documents, guidance, consultations and ‘engagement’ activity they’re doing on in the ‘new’ NHS in England, but on the 4th April NHS England (formerly the NHS Commissioning Board) set out 15 commissioning policies in 250 pages.  They’re […]
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Emerging Countries' R&D: A Contest, but No Wipe Out

Emerging country markets are widely viewed as Big Pharma’s ace in the hole to replace declining rates of innovation in the US and Europe, with numerous studies claiming the BRICK nations (the ‘K’ is from South Korea) are at the center of a revolutionary global shift in the source points for new ideas —  what […]
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Getting it Done in Washington

During his fifth State of the Union address, President Obama struck many familiar chords – including a line about ending certain subsidies to pharmaceutical companies – and emphasized, repeatedly, the need to get things done on the policy front. Will the sequestration drum beat goad members of the 113th Congress onto the dance floor?
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