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Wearables in Clinical Trials: Many Benefits, and One Big Challenge

Posted on July 19th, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

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The rapid development of wearable technology has the power to be a game-changer in many areas, including pharmaceutical R&D. Its most obvious use for pharma is in clinical trials, where recruiting is a frequent challenge, as is getting study participants to adhere to their therapeutic regime. Continue reading “Wearables in Clinical Trials: Many Benefits, and One Big Challenge” »

Medicine Non-adherence: Time for a Personalized Healthcare Approach?

Posted on December 19th, 2016 by in Pharma R&D

It was interesting to note the article from Beth Snyder Bulik (1) that patient non-adherence to taking their prescribed medicines not only has a potential impact on their health and wellbeing, it also impacts the companies’ and healthcare providers’ bottom lines. Continue reading “Medicine Non-adherence: Time for a Personalized Healthcare Approach?” »

The Intersection of Pharma and Tech: Digital Pharma

Posted on October 19th, 2016 by in Pharma R&D

For years, the pharmaceutical or biopharma industry and the information technology (IT) sector seemed to be more or less separate entities. This has certainly changed in more recent times. Continue reading “The Intersection of Pharma and Tech: Digital Pharma” »

Is Pain a Gender Issue?

Posted on February 8th, 2016 by in Chemistry

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How sensitive are you to pain? Many women feel that men are more sensitive to pain (or at least make more fuss about it). They often cite childbirth as one of the many reasons females are so much tougher than males. Continue reading “Is Pain a Gender Issue?” »