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Does improving pre-clinical research reduce late-stage failures and improve R&D productivity?

Posted on January 12th, 2016 by

Pharma R&D

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It’s the turn of the year and if you’re like me, you’ve been immersed in reading all of the accompanying look back and look ahead articles and reports. 2015 was, indeed, a notable year — from the Martin Shkreli fiasco to the proposed Pfizer and Allergan merger — the industry was rocked. (more…)

Could a Change in R&D Focus Lead to a Reinvented Pharma?

Posted on January 8th, 2016 by

Pharma R&D

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In early December, the New York Pharma Forum held its 26th Annual General Assembly, focusing on the theme “The Reinvention of Pharma,” and featuring executive-level speakers from Pfizer, Sunovion, Takeda, The Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association and the consulting company Defined Health to expound upon this theme. (more…)

Pharmacovigilance events in different regions cover common concerns

Posted on January 7th, 2016 by

Pharmacovigilance

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In December, Elsevier sponsored the 11th Annual Pharmacovigilance, Drug Safety and Risk Management conference in Brussels, Belgium and the 2nd Adverse Event Reporting and Safety Strategies Summit in Philadelphia, USA.  (more…)

Proteins behaving badly

Posted on January 5th, 2016 by

Chemistry

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The best present I ever received as a child was a game called Mousetrap. For those unlucky enough not to have played this: releasing a lever leads to a series of seemingly random events, such as a boot kicking a ball, and finally to (more…)

A New Approach to Drug Analytics

Posted on December 18th, 2015 by

Pharma R&D

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Technological advances in the retrieval and assessment of pathway and bioactivity data are giving rise to new in silico profiling and modeling methods. (more…)

Social Media Screening for ADR-monitoring – Like it or not!

Posted on December 16th, 2015 by

Pharmacovigilance

Social Media and Pharmacovigilance

Limitations of clinical trials and traditional post-marketing sources of safety information. 

Due to limitations of pre-marketing clinical trials, there isn’t much information available once a medicinal product is authorized for marketing. (more…)

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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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