A few weeks ago, Novartis became the latest Big Pharma company to depart the antibacterial field, joining Allergan and The Medicines Company, both of which — even though they manufacture the leading critical-need products — have soured on the lousy returns related to this therapeutic area.
Is the pharma industry ready to move beyond the buzz regarding terms like terms like AI, digital health, and machine learning (ML)?
Let’s see what unnecessary bureaucracy can be removed to further accelerate the drug-development process. In today’s electronic age, it seems unconscionable that it should take a month to get one’s testing results.
In this article, I reflect on how well the government of the people is doing “for the people,” and if our policies adequately promote good health and secure well-being, both determinants of happiness.
Here are some examples of why “soft skills,” such as those related to relationship building, leadership, and communication, are essential to today’s pharma and biotech leaders.
“We had to decide whether to spend a lot of money to bring on a sales force and marketing team, and expand manufacturing to meet demand, or take our resources and refocus them on these rare disorders.”
Tony Coles, M.D., chairman and CEO of Yumanity Therapeutics, discusses the decision to acquire Proteolix for $800 million when serving as the CEO of Onyx Pharmaceuticals.
Tony Coles, M.D., chairman and CEO of Yumanity Therapeutics, talks about the loss of Susan Lindquist, one of the company’s cofounders.
Ameet Nathwani, M.D., EVP of Sanofi’s medical function, discusses digital health joint venture with Verily Life Sciences, and good places to look for digital health top talent.
In looking at the President’s plan for lowering drug prices, a significant chasm exists between idealism and reality. While it will be important to take all factors into consideration, some key potential issues merit close attention.
President Clinton once said to reject permanent normal trade relations with China would be a mistake of hugely historic proportions. But years later will history judge “free" trade with China "a blunder of truly historic proportions from which America will never recover”? Enter Donald Trump. Our drug industry, dependent on China, should join the public discourse.
I was recently invited to speak on the subject of fraudulent candidates and fake clinical research associates (CRAs) at the Global 2018 ACRP Conference and was astonished at how many hiring managers were not aware applicant fraudulence exists.
Cell and gene therapies are finally becoming a reality, with hundreds of clinical trials underway and some major therapeutic breakthroughs already reaching the market. In the past year alone, the FDA approved its first gene therapy, Spark’s Luxturna for the treatment of a rare form of vision loss, as well as the first two CAR T-cell therapies, Novartis’s Kymriah and Gilead’s Yescarta, for certain forms of blood cancer. While this certainly marks the beginning of an exciting period in the development of cell and gene therapies — the culmination of decades of development — the future impact of cell and gene therapies is uncertain.
The latest country that seems to be courting the U.S. life science public offering market is China, specifically, the Hong Kong Exchange. In particular, U.S.-based life sciences companies with Chinese management teams or some other connections to China seem to be the primary target.
At what stage of a biopharma’s growth does it makes sense to bring on an internal tax function? The answer, of course, varies significantly, but here are some factors to consider when making this important business decision.
The disconnect between increased investment/activity and output points to continuing significant challenges in the global clinical trials market. Here we examine three of the leading issues facing the biopharmaceutical industry today.
Outsourced Pharma is quoted in a new book, “China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America's Dependence on China for Medicine.” Award-winning author and senior advisor at The Hastings Center, Rosemary Gibson, says drug companies rely on China to the detriment of U.S. patient safety, and we’ve ceded control of drug supply chains to Chinese CMOs, and potentially an adversarial government across the Pacific.