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Why a reliable FAERS searching capability is essential for pharma companies

Posted on October 27th, 2017 by in Pharmacovigilance

In the description of the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS), the agency states that “voluntary and mandatory reporting plays an important role in the FDA’s post-market safety monitoring.” (more…)

Snakes (aka Chutes) and Ladders – failures and opportunities

Posted on October 13th, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

If there ever was a children’s game that would help prepare the next generation of pharmaceutical R&D scientists and researchers, it would be Snakes and Ladders (Chutes and Ladders in the US). (more…)

Focus on Nutraceuticals & Natural Products: Medical Use of Cannabis

Posted on July 5th, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

These days, there is a lot of focus on nutraceuticals and ‘natural products’, derived from nature or alternately synthesized as ‘nature-identical compounds’ and used in nutraceuticals products. (more…)

Cost Saving: The trade-off that bites back

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

Making a trade-off between competing activities or priorities is a critical skill involved in developing a new medicine. This approach helps balance the risk of technical failure and investment to develop innovative products, an important consideration with such high failure rates in pharma R&D. (more…)

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