Pharma R&D Today
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Posted on September 5th, 2016 by Betsy DavisPharma R&D
This month, in response to petitions from the former governors of Rhode Island and Washington and from a psychiatric nurse in New Mexico, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced its decision to keep marijuana classified as a Schedule I controlled substance. Continue reading “DEA Says No to Schedule II for Marijuana” »
Posted on September 2nd, 2016 by J.-P. Clement MDPharmacovigilance
If you want an example of why PV needs to be very closely involved in Patient Support Programs (PSP) or Market Research Programs (MRP), what happened recently to a very large pharmaceutical company should be a wake-up call for checking where you are on this topic. Continue reading “What do Pharmacovigilance and Market Research Programs have in common?” »
Posted on August 31st, 2016 by Dr Andrew A. ParsonsPharma R&D
According to Jon Kolko (HBR 2015), the age of “design thinking” is here. Several high tech companies appear to be taking simple design principals in moving from selling products to providing services for their users or clients. Continue reading “Is it time for Design Thinking to drive R&D?” »
Posted on August 29th, 2016 by Betsy DavisPharma R&D
In a new feature in The Atlantic, author Jessa Gamble makes the case that Modern Medicine Is Too Reliant on Short-Term Studies, too often preferring the instant gratification that comes from a short study, only to find those results soon challenged by yet another short-term study.
Posted on August 26th, 2016 by Dr. Makarand Jawadekar, Ph.DChemistry
In January of 2015, President Barack Obama launched the Precision Medicine Initiative, which brought to the forefront the growing understanding and need for individually tailored and customized treatments for patients.
Posted on August 24th, 2016 by Patrick C. May, PH.D.Pharma R&D
In a previous blog, I provided a few thoughts on tau-related drug discovery news coming out of the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC16) in Toronto, Canada. In this post, I will highlight some of the research from the conference on gamma and beta-secretase, Continue reading “Review of Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC16) Part 2: Focus on Secretases” »
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