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Using data for good to solve humanitarian issues

Posted on October 16th, 2018 by

Pharma R&D

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Researchers are increasingly using their domain expertise to tackle many of the world’s problems such as hunger, pandemics and other societal issues. When I worked for a pharma company I was continually surprised experienced pharmacologists could tell me which toxicology events in animals were predictive of human responses and which events could be safely ignored. Continue reading “Using data for good to solve humanitarian issues” »

How Drug Repurposing Is Revitalizing the Pharma Industry

Posted on October 16th, 2018 by

Pharma R&D

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The average expense of bringing a new drug to market has increased by more than 200 percent since the 1990s, with development costs regularly running into the billions. As pharma revenues continue to sink below the costs of creating commercially viable drugs, a growing number of developers are exploring a different approach: seeking out additional monetizable uses for drugs to which they already own intellectual property rights. Continue reading “How Drug Repurposing Is Revitalizing the Pharma Industry” »

Drawbacks of Consumer Genetic Testing – And What Pharma Can Do To Make It Better

Posted on October 16th, 2018 by

Pharma R&D

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Genetic testing has become a big hit with consumers. Companies like Ancestry.com and 23andMe flood the airwaves with commercials about the joy of using DNA testing to find out about your heritage. But another reason genetic testing is attracting consumers is because it also can tell people about some of their genetic health risks. Continue reading “Drawbacks of Consumer Genetic Testing – And What Pharma Can Do To Make It Better” »

The Delicate Balance of Drug Risks vs. Benefits

Posted on October 16th, 2018 by

Pharma R&D

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For many people, taking medication is a regular part of their daily routine, and these medicines are relied upon to treat disease and improve health.  The benefits of medicines are the helpful effects you get when you use them, such as the lowering blood pressure, curing infection, or relieving pain. Continue reading “The Delicate Balance of Drug Risks vs. Benefits” »

Rapid Growth and Promising Partnerships

Posted on October 11th, 2018 by

The Hive

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Beacon Discovery is a science-focused company with a huge breadth of experience in discovering and developing drugs that target G-Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) – and, in the two years since our founding in September 2016, we have already achieved some important milestones. Continue reading “Rapid Growth and Promising Partnerships” »

Doing our part to improve drug safety

Posted on October 2nd, 2018 by

Pharma R&D

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Pharmacovigilance and drug safety teams are never short of work. There’s a vast amount of peer-reviewed literature to sift through for adverse event information. Over 800,000 pharmacology and biomedicine articles Continue reading “Doing our part to improve drug safety” »

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The Elsevier Pharma R&D blog provides insight and opinion on topics related to pharmaceutical research and development, namely: big data, target identification, new drug discovery, drug safety monitoring, risk mitigation and regulatory compliance. We serve the community of chemists, scientists, drug safety specialists, educators and students interested in pharmaceutical R&D.

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