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Promotional Review Committees: Shire Sets the Standard on Achieving High Performing Teams

by Arthur Lazarus What does it take for internal Promotional Review Committees to function at their best and avoid costly mistakes to the company? A leading industry practitioner offers 15 tips for high performing teams. Arthur Lazarus, MD, MBA, Shire Pharmaceuticals 1. Find a common voice. Given the diverse training and background of individuals who […]
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Feds Threaten to Pull ProAmatine for Lack of Postmarket Data (Updated 8/18)

Image via Wikipedia FDA on Monday announced that it was looking to withdraw approval for the low-blood-pressure treatment midodrine hydrochloride because the companies manufacturing the drug failed to provide data from post-approval studies. The kicker: The drug was approved 14 years ago. FDA gave midodrine hydrochloride—branded by Shire as ProAmatine and produced by a half-dozen […]
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Vertex Names Emmens President, Future CEO

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Thursday appointed Matthew Emmens president, with an expected transition to CEO and chairman in May 2009, when current CEO Joshua Boger is set to retire. Emmens, a 35-year pharma industry veteran, has been a Vertex director since 2004. He previously served as CEO of Shire plc and Astra Merck Inc., and as president […]
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Amid Big Pharma Woes, Shire in “Best Shape Ever”

Angus Russell, Shire’s longtime CFO—now CEO—likens the failing US automobile industry to pharma. “All the problems with the automobile industry were a long time coming,” he says. “It’s just that the SUVs and the relatively cheap price of gas created a bubble, just like a booming economy and blockbusters.” But now that the bubble has […]
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Is FDA Watching YouTube?

Two weeks ago, Shire received a warning letter for posting a sponsored testimonial on YouTube without including risk information. Shire was very open when I called them up and admitted that the video was posted by accident and immediately removed when it was brought to the company’s attention. While I’m not 100 percent positive, it […]
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