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Alzheimers drug reverses brain damage due to underage drinking ALZHEIMERS DRUG REVERSES BRAIN DAMAGE DUE TO UNDERAGE DRINKING

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Aug 20, 2019

Duke researchers show that alcohol induced brain damage in adolescents can be reversed using a drug prescribed for Alzheimers. A drug used to slow cognitive decline in Alzheimers disease could reverse alcohol induced brain damage. Brain inflammation and neuron damage in rats exposed to alcohol durin...

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Morally corrupt drug pricing policy hurts black LGBTQ community the most MORALLY CORRUPT DRUG PRICING POLICY HURTS BLACK LGBTQ COMMUNITY THE MOST

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Aug 19, 2019

Lowering prescription drug prices was a rallying cry for politicians in last years midterm election, and people came out in droves to support candidates who promised action on this front. Drug pricing, as well as the broader issue of crippling health care costs, cuts across lines that divide liberal...

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The Pharmacist’s Role on Immunization: What to Look For and Look Out For THE PHARMACIST’S ROLE ON IMMUNIZATION: WHAT TO LOOK FOR AND LOOK OUT FOR

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Aug 19, 2019

Three times a year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) meets to review the latest findings on the immunization front, adjusting preferred dosing schedules and making recommendations in terms of best clinical practices. In that regard, the pharmacist’s role on immunization ...

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Benzer Vaccination Programs: Great Shots for Quality “One-on-One” Time with Your Pharmacist BENZER VACCINATION PROGRAMS: GREAT SHOTS FOR QUALITY “ONE-ON-ONE” TIME WITH YOUR PHARMACIST

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Aug 19, 2019

Like the kick-off of the NFL in the fall, the flu season may still be months away, but it’s always a good idea to circle a date on your calendar for getting up-to-date with immunizations. That, of course, goes double if you’re aged 59-or-older. It’s never comforting news to learn t...

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Prescription Omega-3 Fatty Acid Medications Effectively Lower High Triglycerides PRESCRIPTION OMEGA-3 FATTY ACID MEDICATIONS EFFECTIVELY LOWER HIGH TRIGLYCERIDES

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Aug 19, 2019

Prescription omega-3 fatty acid medication reduces triglyceride levels by 20-30 Percent among the majority of people who require treatment for high triglyceride levels, according to a science advisory from the American Heart Association. “From our review of the evidence from 17 randomized, con...

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5 POTENTIAL IMPACTS THE PHARMA INDUSTRY SHOULD BE PLANNING FOR 5 POTENTIAL IMPACTS THE PHARMA INDUSTRY SHOULD BE PLANNING FOR

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Aug 19, 2019

The Pharmaceutical industry has an annual turnover of 41.8 billion pounds, providing 8.2 Percent of UK goods exported and collectively employing 113,000 people, and is thus a major contributor to the nations ability to care for an ageing population and support an uncertain economy. What challenges d...

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

What character appears in the most films and television programs? Dracula? God? Santa Claus?  All of those make the top ten list, but none is the correct answer. Satan (or The Devil) is a character is more than 840 projects – more than any other character. If you limit the list to mortals...

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CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST? CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST?

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Aug 14, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles on creating, maintaining, and optimizing great customer experiences in the context of mounting concerns about privacy and increasingly strict regulations governing data processing. We address topics such as consent strategies, the role of trust, the elements...

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Understanding and Removing the Barriers to Patient Retention UNDERSTANDING AND REMOVING THE BARRIERS TO PATIENT RETENTION

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Aug 14, 2019

Each year, 1.89 billion dollars is spent on patient recruitment for clinical trials.1 With a 30 Percent average dropout rate across all clinical trials, many pharmaceutical companies are spending a large amount of money to recruit patients who arent staying enrolled in their trials.

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Bio-Inspired Nanomedicine An Emerging Trend For Drug Targeting Into Cancer Cells BIO-INSPIRED NANOMEDICINE AN EMERGING TREND FOR DRUG TARGETING INTO CANCER CELLS

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Aug 14, 2019

The mortality rate increases day-to-day due to most vulnerable disease cancer universally and current therapeutic mitigation bears high levels of diversity and complexity in therapeutic regime. The systemic application of chemotherapeutic agents often accompanied with serious side and adverse effect...

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Authorized Generics Explained AUTHORIZED GENERICS EXPLAINED

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Aug 13, 2019

DRUGMAKERS LATEST GAMBIT EXPLAINED: DESIGNED TO EXTEND MARKET EXCLUSIVITY AND STIFLE OR DELAY COMPETITION, AUTHORIZED GENERICS CAN BE MORE PROFITABLE THAN BRAND. In 1984, the Hatch-Waxman Act established the modern generic drug business by establishing rules for safety and competition, including gra...

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Sleep And Caffeine SLEEP AND CAFFEINE

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Aug 13, 2019

Sleep and Caffeine are an epidemic, and it all starts when you wake up at 6:00 am and have a cup of coffee to start your day. Half way through your shift, you feel a bit sluggish so you have another. It’s the end of your shift, and you just need a little boost to get home and do the dishes, so...

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The Warning Signs of Alcohol Addiction THE WARNING SIGNS OF ALCOHOL ADDICTION

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Aug 12, 2019

The prevalence of alcohol-related driving fatalities is also well-documented. The NSDUH reported almost 10,000 such deaths in 2014, accounting for 31 Percent of all driving fatalities that year. And traffic deaths are just one of the potential life-threatening outcomes of alcohol overconsumption. Ac...

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Drug Testing in the Workplace DRUG TESTING IN THE WORKPLACE

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Aug 12, 2019

Drug testing can be quite a difficult and time-consuming policy to establish. Remember, an organisation must have consent from its employees to test them for drugs. This consent is usually included in the individual’s contract. The law imposes various requirements on employers who wish to unde...

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Party Drug vs. Medical Success PARTY DRUG VS. MEDICAL SUCCESS

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Aug 09, 2019

For one, the price. Having been around for decades, Ketamine wasnt expensive. Second, Ketamines effect was unique, unlike the highs-lows of previous party drugs, Ketamine created a physical and psychological dissociation from self. Given its low price and unique effect, Ketamine instantaneously beca...

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Six ways to survive working as an on-call pharmacist SIX WAYS TO SURVIVE WORKING AS AN ON-CALL PHARMACIST

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Aug 08, 2019

Working on call could be one of the most stressful parts of a pharmacists career, but it is also an essential part of a junior pharmacists training and a time during which you can learn the most. Clinical learning is at the forefront of most junior pharmacists minds, but it is the operational learni...

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Adoption of closed loop medicines administration into the NHS ADOPTION OF CLOSED LOOP MEDICINES ADMINISTRATION INTO THE NHS

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Aug 08, 2019

Closed loop medicines administration (CLMA) is the functionality that supports the cross checking of the correct patient, medicine and prescription using digital technologies. Specifically, checking should be used to confirm the patient identity against the medicine/dose due and the actual medicine ...

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AI Drug Discovery Consortium Joins Forces with NVIDIA AI DRUG DISCOVERY CONSORTIUM JOINS FORCES WITH NVIDIA

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Aug 08, 2019

Pharmaceutical companies have traditionally kept their data close to the vest because collaborations side effects may include compromising intellectual property and losing the edge over competitors. But sharing data has major perks. The more data a pharma company has at its disposal, the better equi...

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How can technology improve the narrative for pharma? HOW CAN TECHNOLOGY IMPROVE THE NARRATIVE FOR PHARMA?

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Aug 07, 2019

The pharmaceutical and healthcare industries in the UK and across the world are facing a multitude of challenges. They are being challenged on how they differentiate themselves in a growing and crowded marketplace, how they engage with their audiences and how they remain innovative and relevant.

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What is the future of Continuing Medical Education CME? WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CME?

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Aug 07, 2019

In today’s knowledge-based society, health care professionals (HCPs) have a responsibility to continuously develop and refine their skills through lifelong learning. Academic institutes can foster such learning through programmes of continuing medical education (CME). But what is CME and why i...

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Why Are Patients Facing Higher Costs When They Go to the Pharmacy? WHY ARE PATIENTS FACING HIGHER COSTS WHEN THEY GO TO THE PHARMACY?

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Aug 05, 2019

BIO is out with a new whiteboard video that explores why more and more patients are facing higher costs when they go to the pharmacy to buy their prescription drugs. See how rebates and discounts within the drug cost ecosystem are often not used by insurers to lower patients out-of-pocket drug costs...

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Responsibilities under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act- Is your pharmacy compliant? RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE DRUG SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY ACT- IS YOUR PHARMACY COMPLIANT?

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Aug 02, 2019

Have you heard of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act, and do you realize how it is already impacting your pharmacy operation? This post kicks off a blog series  Preparing for Track and Trace that will help you understand the ins and outs of the legislation and what it means for your business.

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PRECISION MEDICINE HAS A LONG WAY TO GO PRECISION MEDICINE HAS A LONG WAY TO GO

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Aug 01, 2019

A human biospecimen is a potential font of biological data-data that when aggregated in enormous volumes and crunched by artificial intelligence drives the development of precision medicine. By analyzing genetic profiles of patients and tumors, and by matching mutations to targeted drugs, precision ...

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Data-driven care: why pharmacy needs to get involved DATA-DRIVEN CARE: WHY PHARMACY NEEDS TO GET INVOLVED

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Jul 31, 2019

In the UK, the NHS generates vast quantities of data, much of which remain unused or underused, despite the potential to drive better care. There are many reasons for poor use of data. One is poor interoperability; differing healthcare terminology can mean the same medicines are described in thousan...

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New cancer treatment disguises drugs in fat NEW CANCER TREATMENT DISGUISES DRUGS IN FAT

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Jul 30, 2019

Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. And there are a range of options when it comes to treatment. Frequently, though, chemotherapy drugs, designed to hit fast-growing cells like cancers are used. But not all rapidly-growing cells are cancerous, so there are inevitably side e...

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Innovations in Drug Delivery System – Injectables INNOVATIONS IN DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM – INJECTABLES

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Jul 29, 2019

The biologics drug development has stimulated innovations in novel injectable drug delivery systems. The conventional intravenous I.V. formulation is not suitable for biologics delivery due to its high viscosity, higher dosage volume, higher molecule size, protein stability issues and the need for t...

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Future of Pharma: Building the Right Environment for AI Success FUTURE OF PHARMA: BUILDING THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT FOR AI SUCCESS

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Jul 25, 2019

What does the future of pharma look like through the eyes of a technologists background? We were fortunate enough to find out at last month at our 2nd annual GNS Forum. Shahram Ebadollahi, PhD, MBA who is the Global Head of Data Science and AI at Novartis AG, joined us to share his thoughts on how t...

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Pharmalittle: New records show drug makers opioid push PHARMALITTLE: NEW RECORDS SHOW DRUG MAKERS OPIOID PUSH

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Jul 24, 2019

Rise and shine, everyone, the middle of the week is already here. And a hazy, muggy morning is unfolding here on the Pharmalot campus this morning, where the officials mascot is noisily snoozing and one of the short people is sleeping in. As for us, we are downing yet another needed cup of stimulati...

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Sanofi Strikes Deal for U.S. Over-the-Counter Rights to Roches Tamiflu SANOFI STRIKES DEAL FOR U.S. OVER-THE-COUNTER RIGHTS TO ROCHES TAMIFLU

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Jul 23, 2019

France-based Sanofi struck a deal for the over-the-counter rights to Roches Tamiflu. The company will now be responsible for seeking approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell the flu treatment without a prescription.

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Circuit Denies “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli’s Appeal of His Conviction and District Court’s Forfeiture Order CIRCUIT DENIES “PHARMA BRO” MARTIN SHKRELI’S APPEAL OF HIS CONVICTION AND DISTRICT COURT’S FORFEITURE ORDER

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Jul 22, 2019

On July 18, 2019, the Second Circuit issued a summary order in United States v. Shkreli (Jacobs, Livingston, Bianco) affirming the conviction and sentence of Martin Shkreli after his highly publicized 2017 trial in which he was convicted on two counts of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy ...

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Google AI Could Challenge Big Pharma in Drug Discovery GOOGLE AI COULD CHALLENGE BIG PHARMA IN DRUG DISCOVERY

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Jul 21, 2019

A win for DeepMind, the AI arm of Google’s parent Alphabet, at a biennial biology conference could upend how drugmakers find and develop new medicines, according to Bloomberg. It could also dial up pressure on the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies to prepare for a technological ar...

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Dark History of Bayer Crop Science DARK HISTORY OF BAYER CROP SCIENCE

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Jul 21, 2019

Bayer AG is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company that was founded in 1863 by Friedrich Bayerand Johann Wescott in Barmen, Germany. The company is one of the largest producers of aspirin and enjoys selling variety of medications for diabetes, birth control and multivitamins. Although recently...

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The Latest on Drug Patent Scams THE LATEST ON DRUG PATENT SCAMS

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Jul 19, 2019

HOW BIG PHARMA’S ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICES DRIVE UP COSTS FOR EVERYBODY, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME STIFLING THE R & D THAT HIGH DRUG PRICES ARE SUPPOSED TO FUND. By now, most Americans understand that generic drugs and other biosimilars are not only safe, but tried-and-true. About three-quar...

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Takeda Eyes Additional Divestitures to Pare Down Shire Deal Debt TAKEDA EYES ADDITIONAL DIVESTITURES TO PARE DOWN SHIRE DEAL DEBT

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Jul 18, 2019

At the beginning of 2019, Takeda Pharmaceutical announced plans to sell about $10 billion worth of assets to offset some of the debt the company garnered in its $62 billion acquisitionof Shire. In May, the company sold off assets worth $5.7 billion and now, the company is looking to sell more.

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Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Ono Pharma Team on Colorectal Cancer BAYER, BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB AND ONO PHARMA TEAM ON COLORECTAL CANCER

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Jul 18, 2019

Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Ono Pharmaceutical have teamed up to study the most common type of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). The three companies will collaborate to test Bayer’s kinase inhibitor Stivarga (regorafenib) and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s and Ono’s anti-PD-1 checkp...

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Need for Patient Engagement in Pharma Today NEED FOR PATIENT ENGAGEMENT IN PHARMA TODAY

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Jul 18, 2019

Pharmaceutical and clinical industries are facing fierce demands from insurers, regulators, independent groups and consumers every day. In order to improve clinical trials and the drug discovery process, it is important to build better communication and links between all the stakeholders. This means...

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Why AI Is a Practical Solution for Pharma WHY AI IS A PRACTICAL SOLUTION FOR PHARMA

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Jul 18, 2019

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is gaining more attention in the pharma space these days. At one time evoking images from futuristic science fiction, it now plays a significant role in smartphones, cars, search engines, and financial transactions. But what, exactly, is artificial intelligence? It is...

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THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF PHARMA CONTENT THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF PHARMA CONTENT

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Jul 17, 2019

In pharma, the sales process often starts with content, or a relationship may have started with some form of content. Great pharma content marketing follows a set of connected principles. Content marketing is the building of a narrative that looks to speak to target audiences, segments and personas ...

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Why global medical communications need expert medical translations WHY GLOBAL MEDICAL COMMUNICATIONS NEED EXPERT MEDICAL TRANSLATIONS

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Jul 17, 2019

Medical communications can be challenging, even in English, as they often contain highly technical terminology which has to be clinically accurate and precise. When your communications need to engage and educate audiences on a global scale, it can be even more challenging. Medical translations requi...

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What Pharma Companies Must Do Globally to Benefit From Canada’s Patent Term Extension Framework WHAT PHARMA COMPANIES MUST DO GLOBALLY TO BENEFIT FROM CANADA’S PATENT TERM EXTENSION FRAMEWORK

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Jul 17, 2019

Canada implemented its patent term extension program, the Certificate of Supplementary Protection (CSP) framework, on September 21, 2017.  The CSP regime is beneficial to qualifying pharmaceutical product developers because it can add up to two additional years of patent protection.  Notab...

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Why Attending a Pharma Bio Conference Can Help Your Career WHY ATTENDING A PHARMA BIO CONFERENCE CAN HELP YOUR CAREER

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Jul 17, 2019

You lead a busy life and have a busy schedule. Attending a pharmaceuticals or biotech industry conference requires time and resources, which are often in short supply. But carving out the few days and committing the funds can make a huge difference when you’re looking to grow professionally.

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Ruling Reversed on Prescription Drug Rebate RULING REVERSED ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG REBATE

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Jul 16, 2019

The White House has reversed its ruling from earlier this year that would have amended the safe harbor regulations eliminating traditional rebates and requiring discounts be moved to the point-of-sale. The ruling was designed to decrease the overall cost of drugs and lower the out-of-pocket cost bur...

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FDA Sent These Warning Letters To Pharma/Device Companies. FDA SENT THESE WARNING LETTERS TO PHARMA/DEVICE COMPANIES.

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Jul 16, 2019

There were six warning letter postings during this week: three drug warning letters including one regarding Akorn’s site in Somerset, NJ that the company announced a few weeks ago, one to a device manufacturer, one to an IRB, and one to a compounding pharmacy.

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CANNABIS STOCKS BLAZE AS FDA EXPEDITES LANDMARK CBD RULES CANNABIS STOCKS BLAZE AS FDA EXPEDITES LANDMARK CBD RULES

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Jul 16, 2019

Cannabis stocks got a boost this week after the US Food and Drug Administration announced it would expedite creating a regulatory framework for CBD. CBD is the non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, which allegedly has wellness properties, and can treat a range of various conditions, including pai...

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Mixing Medicines Can Be Dangerous MIXING MEDICINES CAN BE DANGEROUS

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Jul 15, 2019

Prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are tested to make sure they’re safe and effective. But if you mix those drugs with other medicines or substances—intentionally or even by accident—they can have potentially dangerous effects.

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Hartman vs Pfizer Wrongful Death Lawsuit HARTMAN VS PFIZER WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT

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Jul 15, 2019

One of the most famous wrongful death lawsuits is the Hartman versus Pfizer Hollywood lawsuit which occurred in the early 1990s. In 1998, Phil Hartman, a well-known comedian and Saturday Night Live actor, was shot and killed by his wife, Brynn, who then turned the gun on herself and took her own lif...

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Typical Management Styles in Pharma Industry TYPICAL MANAGEMENT STYLES IN PHARMA INDUSTRY

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Jul 15, 2019

Pharma Veterans shares the wealth of knowledge and wisdom of Veterans for the benefit of Pharma Community. The next management style seen in Pharma Managers is ‘The Selfish Big Brother’. Of all the Big Brothers, the Selfish Big Brother is mostly a dangerous character. We have seen Big Br...

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Trump Administration Withdraws Harmful Drug Rebate Safe Harbor Rule TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WITHDRAWS HARMFUL DRUG REBATE SAFE HARBOR RULE

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Jul 15, 2019

On July 10, the Trump Administration announced that it would withdraw a proposed rule to eliminate the safe harbor in the federal anti-kickback law for rebates negotiated by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) on behalf of Medicaid managed care plans and Medicare Part D plans.  This is a highly we...

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SailPoint Levels-Up their ABM Strategy with Intent Data SAILPOINT LEVELS-UP THEIR ABM STRATEGY WITH INTENT DATA

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Jul 15, 2019

The buyer’s journey has changed in a way which leaves many sales and marketing teams struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. However, many technology companies are starting to build solutions to address the radical new way customers engage and buy today by collecti...

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Duo Security Sets BDRs up for Success with 6sense DUO SECURITY SETS BDRS UP FOR SUCCESS WITH 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

The role of a Business Development Rep can be a daunting one. Knowing where to prioritize when you have over 1,000 accounts and knowing what content to reach out to them and engage them with can be an impossible task. But if you have the right intent data that can show you where the account is in th...

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Nanoparticle-Based targeted Drug Delivery System NANOPARTICLE-BASED TARGETED DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM

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Jul 13, 2019

Nanomedicine and nano delivery systems are a relatively new but rapidly developing science where materials in the nanoscale range are employed to serve as means of diagnostic tools or to deliver therapeutic agents to specific targeted sites in a controlled manner. Nanotechnology offers multiple bene...

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Demystifying Multichannel Measurement Across the Pharma Product Lifecycle DEMYSTIFYING MULTICHANNEL MEASUREMENT ACROSS THE PHARMA PRODUCT LIFECYCLE

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Jul 12, 2019

Pharmas are growing more assured in their use of digital channels and are increasingly taking a robust multichannel approach to healthcare professional engagement, moving away from their traditional focus on direct sales. Even so, many brands continue to miss the mark with their multichannel HCP eff...

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The End of an Era in Pharma THE END OF AN ERA IN PHARMA

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Jul 12, 2019

National Health Commission has just released the first version of its monitoring catalogue for rational drug use. This is the first national-level policy aimed to curb “irrational drug use”; previous attempts have been trial runs at the provincial and municipal levels. The policy monitor...

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The benefits of closed-loop marketing for pharma companies THE BENEFITS OF CLOSED-LOOP MARKETING FOR PHARMA COMPANIES

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Jul 12, 2019

CLM has a huge impact on pharma companies, causing a major change in firm culture & ways of working, because of this new concept introduction. The idea is to create a virtuous circle between a target & a multi-channel digital marketing tool aimed for sales. CLM captures the Health Care Profe...

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Real-World Evidence is What Pharma Needs Now to Help Cure Lung Cancer REAL-WORLD EVIDENCE IS WHAT PHARMA NEEDS NOW TO HELP CURE LUNG CANCER

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Jul 11, 2019

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) is a designation that accounts for more than 80 percent of lung cancers diagnosed, and it has emerged as a new hotspot for investment by pharma manufacturers. Globally, the NSCLC therapeutics market is expected to rise to a valuation of US $15.1 billion by 2023, wi...

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New drug promises to end migraine pain in two hours NEW DRUG PROMISES TO END MIGRAINE PAIN IN TWO HOURS

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Jul 11, 2019

There are patients who do not respond to the available migraine medications. The drugs also have other limiters: the possibility of strong side effects and the prohibition of prescription for individuals with cardiovascular disease, since they constrict the blood vessels. Researchers at the Albert E...

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How Does Pharma Learn to Speak Patient? The “Patient Voice” HOW DOES PHARMA LEARN TO SPEAK PATIENT? THE “PATIENT VOICE”

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Jul 11, 2019

Before getting to the language of patients or “patient voice,” it is useful to understand that “we are not all patients.” Carolyn Thomas, writer and patient advocate, explains that, being a patient “sometime or other in life” is not the same thing as being a patie...

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WITH PRESCRIPTION PRICES ON THE RISE, THIS STARTUP IS SHAKING UP PHARMA FROM THE INSIDE OUT WITH PRESCRIPTION PRICES ON THE RISE, THIS STARTUP IS SHAKING UP PHARMA FROM THE INSIDE OUT

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Jul 10, 2019

In 2017, U.S. healthcare spending grew 3.9 percent, reaching $3.5 trillion. On average, that’s more than $10,000 per person. Smaller employers are having a hard time keeping up with rising costs, causing many to move to high-deductible plans that shift the cost burden onto the employee, says R...

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Buried Treasure – Of a Sort BURIED TREASURE – OF A SORT

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Jul 10, 2019

A former colleague was telling me the other day about some not-so-pleasant surprises that occurred when he was helping to clean out a lab that hadn’t had some cabinets opened in a while, and I think many readers will have had such experiences. Academic labs are particularly prone to Easter egg...

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Pharmaceutical Packaging Solutions at Uhlman’s Pharmazing Days 2019 PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING SOLUTIONS AT UHLMAN’S PHARMAZING DAYS 2019

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Jul 09, 2019

The 2019 Uhlman’s Pharmazing Days were held in June at Uhlmann’s headquarters in Laupheim, Germany.  Over 500 attendees visited, and over 20 exhibition partners showcased pharmaceutical packaging solutions that are integrated with Uhlmann’s systems.  Uhlmann Pac-Systeme s...

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China CHINA'S PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET EXPECTED TO BOOM IN COMING YEARS

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Jul 09, 2019

In a recent panel discussion at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, held in Dalian, China, ethicists and biotech executives met to discuss a plan for the future of biotech. One of the issues discussed was whether the new big breakthrough in the industry, and the dom...

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PhRMA-backed Study Shows Hospitals Significantly Hike Drug Prices PHRMA-BACKED STUDY SHOWS HOSPITALS SIGNIFICANTLY HIKE DRUG PRICES

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Jul 09, 2019

A study commissioned by Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) revealed that hospitals across the United States typically charge five times more for medications than their costs. This results in an increase in cost-sharing and premiums for patients, the study found. The latest ...

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First Generic Launch has Significant First-Mover Advantage Over Later Generic Drug Entrants FIRST GENERIC LAUNCH HAS SIGNIFICANT FIRST-MOVER ADVANTAGE OVER LATER GENERIC DRUG ENTRANTS

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Jul 08, 2019

The first generic drug to make it to market after drug patent expiration enjoys a significant market share advantage over later arrivals. Furthermore, market share advantage – which can be up to 90% – holds for at least three years.

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Why Sales Leaders Need to Digitally Transform Their Teams WHY SALES LEADERS NEED TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THEIR TEAMS

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Jul 08, 2019

Three key trends are driving the need for sales leaders to digitally transform their organizations. First, b-to-b buyers are conducting more of their purchase journey in the digital arena and demanding the same kind of frictionless and seamless customer experience they enjoy as consumers. Second, th...

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The Most Important Metric for Sales Leaders in Subscription Businesses to Track and Use to Drive Revenue Growth THE MOST IMPORTANT METRIC FOR SALES LEADERS IN SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESSES TO TRACK AND USE TO DRIVE REVENUE GROWTH

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Jul 08, 2019

Subscription businesses that charge customers monthly for using their offerings are expanding rapidly in response to consumers’ and b-to-b buyers’ desire to try a product and walk away easily if they’re not achieving the expected value. However, the subscription-based business mode...

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Sweet Almonds: One Amino Acid Did the Trick SWEET ALMONDS: ONE AMINO ACID DID THE TRICK

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Jul 08, 2019

Well, I spent the holiday weekend here sending out pictures of food on my Twitter account, so I suppose it’s only fitting that I blog about a related topic today. But it also touches on metabolic enzymes, transcription factors, and death by cyanide, so there’s something for most everyone...

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FOR AI-ENABLED DRUG DISCOVERIES, WHO OWNS THE SCIENCE? FOR AI-ENABLED DRUG DISCOVERIES, WHO OWNS THE SCIENCE?

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Jul 08, 2019

Dealing with intellectual property issues presents a challenge, of sorts, for drug developers. The last in our series. There is no doubt that artificial intelligence is greatly influencing the field of drug discovery. For the past several days we’ve heard from a number of scientists, from the ...

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Stephen Watkins: STEPHEN WATKINS: 'WHAT WE'RE DOING IS ABOUT TRANSFORMATION OF PHARMACY'

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Jul 05, 2019

Despite the recent announcement that it plans to close 200 stores, Stephen Watkins, director of pharmacy items at Boots, promises that its ongoing digital transformation will be a game changer for the entire industry. As things stand, Boots likes to boast that 90% of the UK population are just ten m...

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How to understand and interpret clinical data HOW TO UNDERSTAND AND INTERPRET CLINICAL DATA

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Jul 05, 2019

This resource, part of the acute pain learning series, has been developed to help pharmacists understand the quality of evidence from clinical data to inform the advice they give to patients. Clinical data inform guidelines and practice, and are the foundation upon which evidence-based medicine rest...

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Clinical guidelines and evidence base for acute pain management CLINICAL GUIDELINES AND EVIDENCE BASE FOR ACUTE PAIN MANAGEMENT

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Jul 05, 2019

The variety of over-the-counter treatments and guidelines allows for misconceptions around the best self-care options for patients with acute pain. This article highlights when and why pharmacists should review the literature to support clinical decision making in patients presenting with symptoms o...

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CMS Mandates Pharma to Disclose Drug Prices CMS MANDATES PHARMA TO DISCLOSE DRUG PRICES

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Jul 04, 2019

If you are watching television in the United States, you are more than likely to see at least one drug commercial. These direct-to-consumer ads, as the industry knows them, offer brief testimonials of a drug’s effectiveness and safety, but typically leave out the drug’s price. As a bold ...

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Hot Melt Extrusion in the Pharmaceutical and Food Industries HOT MELT EXTRUSION IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL AND FOOD INDUSTRIES

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Jul 04, 2019

Hot melt extrusion is a manufacturing technique that was originally established in the early 1930s for use in the plastics and food industries but is now gaining popularity in the pharmaceutical industry as well. Around half of all plastics products are made using hot melt extrusion, which is the pr...

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Excipients take center stage: the impact on formulations and compliance EXCIPIENTS TAKE CENTER STAGE: THE IMPACT ON FORMULATIONS AND COMPLIANCE

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Jul 04, 2019

When you think of a medication, is the active ingredient the first thing that pops into your head, or perhaps the name of the drug? You’re not alone. The active ingredient of a medicine gets all the attention, which is fair, considering it’s what gives the medicine its therapeutic proper...

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AMA Says Mature 12-Year-Olds Can Consent to Vaccination Without Parents AMA SAYS MATURE 12-YEAR-OLDS CAN CONSENT TO VACCINATION WITHOUT PARENTS

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Jul 03, 2019

At the recently concluded annual meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) in Chicago, AMA delegates adopted a doozy of a new policy. The powerful trade group agreed to develop model legislation that pressures state legislatures into allowing minors to "override refusenik parents on vac...

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EU Approves Two-Drug Pill as First-Line Treatment for HIV EU APPROVES TWO-DRUG PILL AS FIRST-LINE TREATMENT FOR HIV

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Jul 03, 2019

The two-drug pill Dovato, developed by the UK company ViiV Healthcare, has been approved as a first-line treatment for HIV, potentially causing fewer long-term side effects than current three-drug antiretroviral regimens. HIV patients currently need to take three or more antiretroviral drugs per day...

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FDA Gives Nod To 1st Sinusitis Drug That Includes Nasal Polyps FDA GIVES NOD TO 1ST SINUSITIS DRUG THAT INCLUDES NASAL POLYPS

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Jul 03, 2019

In what specialists have termed to a pivotal point, the FDA approved a chronic sinusitis drug, a disease which causes polyps in the sinuses. Names Dupixent, the injection is administered every 2 weeks. Those with chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps will be treated with this drug. FDA stated that...

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Booker returns campaign donation from pharmaceutical executive after slamming industry BOOKER RETURNS CAMPAIGN DONATION FROM PHARMACEUTICAL EXECUTIVE AFTER SLAMMING INDUSTRY

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Jul 02, 2019

The check was from Eagle Pharmaceutical Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer Michael Cordera. The Booker campaign said Cordera listed his occupation as “attorney” for the donation. "[Booker’s] presidential campaign rejects these contributions too, and we caref...

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Public Comment to the WHO About Online Access to Imported Medicines and SDG 3.8 PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE WHO ABOUT ONLINE ACCESS TO IMPORTED MEDICINES AND SDG 3.8

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Jul 02, 2019

One of the Sustainable Development Goals, 3.8, created under UN auspices is: “Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all....

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10 Professionals Predict the Future of Clinical Trials 10 PROFESSIONALS PREDICT THE FUTURE OF CLINICAL TRIALS

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Jul 02, 2019

Developing new drugs is a slow, costly and labor-intensive process, but cutting-edge technologies offer the promise of streamlining the process in a way that’s never been done before. The pharma industry is also approaching clinical trials in a more thoughtful and connected way, putting a grea...

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Premier PREMIER'S PROVIDEGX TO LAUNCH INTRAVENOUS NUTRITION DRUG

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Jul 02, 2019

Premier subsidiary ProvideGx is now supplying cysteine hydrochloride injections to its member providers, the generic-drug division of the group purchasing and consulting organization announced Tuesday. ProvideGx teamed up with the manufacturer Exela Pharma Sciences to deliver the only Food and Drug ...

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Six drug-free treatment options for people with cognitive illnesses SIX DRUG-FREE TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH COGNITIVE ILLNESSES

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Jul 02, 2019

While cures may not currently be possible for many forms of cognitive illnesses, are there ways to treat people without the use of drugs? Some believe it is possible to help manage some of the challenging behaviors and symptoms with a number of drug-free treatment options, including holistic therapi...

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The growing need for RegTech in the Pharmaceutical Industry THE GROWING NEED FOR REGTECH IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

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Jul 02, 2019

We first witnessed the emergence of RegTech shortly after the economic plunge of 2008. The financial disaster spurred an increase in regulation in the finance and banking industries, and as a result, companies began to shell out billions in compliance costs. To stay compliant, while also working wit...

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Gut Bacteria, Pitching In GUT BACTERIA, PITCHING IN

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Jul 02, 2019

When a patient takes an oral dose of a drug, you can picture it as being a little like one of the those Japanese pachinko machines, where a ball drops into a maze of complicated bouncing paths on its way to the bottom. There are a lot of things that happen once a pill hits the gut, the broad feature...

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How we revolutionised care by giving everyone in our team an iPad HOW WE REVOLUTIONISED CARE BY GIVING EVERYONE IN OUR TEAM AN IPAD

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Jul 02, 2019

All clinical pharmacists and pharmacy technicians were issued with iPads, to align with NUH’s vision to deliver ‘clinically-led, mobile-facilitated information and communication technology (ICT) as part of a paperless hospital by 2020’. That is easy to say, but it was a huge strugg...

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Why You Need to Start Thinking About Meaningful Differentiation Much Earlier WHY YOU NEED TO START THINKING ABOUT MEANINGFUL DIFFERENTIATION MUCH EARLIER

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Jul 01, 2019

Pharma companies may have a winning asset, a winning development plan and an important disease target with unmet needs, but only one product can be first to market, only one can be the most efficacious and only one will become the standard of care. If your asset is entering a disease area with simil...

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New Research Raises Possibility Of Better Anti-Obesity Drugs NEW RESEARCH RAISES POSSIBILITY OF BETTER ANTI-OBESITY DRUGS

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Jul 01, 2019

Effective weight-loss strategies call for eating less food, burning more calories — or ideally, both. But for the more than 90 million Americans who suffer from obesity, a disease that contributes to conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer, behavioral change is hard to accomplish or no...

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High Doses Of 60 Plus-Year-Old Chemo Drug Found To Spur Immune System Attack On Lymphoma HIGH DOSES OF 60 PLUS-YEAR-OLD CHEMO DRUG FOUND TO SPUR IMMUNE SYSTEM ATTACK ON LYMPHOMA

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Jul 01, 2019

More than 60 years ago, British physician Denis Parsons Burkitt and his associates achieved one of the signal successes in cancer medicine when they cured children in sub-Saharan Africa with a form of lymphoma by treating them with high doses of the chemotherapy drug cyclophosphamide. Now, Dana-Farb...

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6 Reasons Why Advanced Analytics Is Essential In Pharma 6 REASONS WHY ADVANCED ANALYTICS IS ESSENTIAL IN PHARMA

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Jun 30, 2019

It’s no secret that technology has had a major impact not only on our daily activities, but also on businesses in almost every industry. The pharma industry, in particular, has seen major changes throughout many operations due to the implementation of technology. Technology such as Artificial ...

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Is a diabetes drug the key to aggressive breast cancer? IS A DIABETES DRUG THE KEY TO AGGRESSIVE BREAST CANCER?

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Jun 28, 2019

New research finds that the diabetes drug metformin changes stem cancer cells in a way that makes them easier to target with a new form of treatment. The findings could help treat triple-negative breast cancer, which is particularly aggressive.

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Pharmacists: we can support people with alcohol issues PHARMACISTS: WE CAN SUPPORT PEOPLE WITH ALCOHOL ISSUES

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Jun 26, 2019

The pharmacy profession is very good at talking to people about their medicines and, as experts in medicines, we keep up to speed with the latest guidance and evidence. Despite working through challenging climates, we aspire to be as holistic and patient-centred as possible. Alcohol dependency is a ...

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A Streamlined Pathway to Drug Approval A STREAMLINED PATHWAY TO DRUG APPROVAL

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Jun 26, 2019

Randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials have long been the gold standard for drug approval. Patients are assigned to either drug or placebo and the comparison between the two groups can provide meaningful data to allow the Food and Drug Association (FDA), pharmaceutical companies, physicians,...

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Bill allowing state lawyers access to doctors database of controlled substance users signed into Florida law BILL ALLOWING STATE LAWYERS ACCESS TO DOCTORS DATABASE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE USERS SIGNED INTO FLORIDA LAW

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Jun 26, 2019

A measure that would allow attorneys for the state to have access to a prescription-drug database as they pursue a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical industry over the opioid epidemic was among 10 bills signed Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis. The signings nine were announced by the governor’s offi...

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The More the Merrier: High Doses of Lilly THE MORE THE MERRIER: HIGH DOSES OF LILLY'S TRULICITY SHOW SUPERIORITY IN REDUCING WEIGHT AND A1C

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Jun 26, 2019

Eli Lilly’s type 2 diabetes drug Trulicity hit the mark in a late-stage trial that showed higher doses of the medication significantly reduced A1C from baseline compared to the once-per-week dose of Trulicity currently on the market. Trulicity (dulaglutide) is currently approved for type 2 dia...

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Acceleron Completes Target Enrollment in the PULSAR Phase 2 Trial of Sotatercept in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension ACCELERON COMPLETES TARGET ENROLLMENT IN THE PULSAR PHASE 2 TRIAL OF SOTATERCEPT IN PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION

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Jun 26, 2019

Acceleron Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq:XLRN), a leading biopharmaceutical company in the discovery and development of TGF-beta superfamily therapeutics to treat serious and rare diseases, announced today it has completed target enrollment of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in the PULSAR P...

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Independent Pharmacy Alliance of America (IPA) and Leading Edge Pharms Ink Deal to Bring Topical Hemp/CBD to Member Pharmacies INDEPENDENT PHARMACY ALLIANCE OF AMERICA (IPA) AND LEADING EDGE PHARMS INK DEAL TO BRING TOPICAL HEMP/CBD TO MEMBER PHARMACIES

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Jun 26, 2019

Leading Edge Pharms, Inc. (www.leadingedge.com), a biotechnology company developing novel cannabinoid therapies and innovative delivery platforms, today announced its partnership with Independent Pharmacy Alliance (https://www.ipa-rx.org/), a trade group and retail pharmacy buying cooperative, to ma...

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Insulin: why the price of a 100-year-old drug has tripled in a decade INSULIN: WHY THE PRICE OF A 100-YEAR-OLD DRUG HAS TRIPLED IN A DECADE

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Jun 26, 2019

Insulin prices have skyrocketed to the point where many people with diabetes live in insulin poverty, with one in four rationing their insulin and an even larger proportion trading off other life necessities (food, rent, clothing) to afford their insulin supply. The rise in insulin prices has nothin...

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AbbVie, Allergan, Ugh ABBVIE, ALLERGAN, UGH

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Jun 26, 2019

News broke yesterday morning (first at the Wall Street Journal, I believe) that Abbvie has agreed to acquire Allergan. This is one of the larger pharma mergers of recent years, and regular readers of this site will have a pretty good idea of the sigh and roll of the eyes with which I greet it. I thi...

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High Drug Prices Stoke Congress’ Ire HIGH DRUG PRICES STOKE CONGRESS’ IRE

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Jun 25, 2019

Democrats and Republicans in Congress have found common ground when it comes to the issue of exorbitant prescription drug prices.  Both agree some measure of market-based reform is needed to alleviate the burden on individual patients and on hospitals from rising drug prices, shortages of criti...

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Trends in Oncology Clinical Trials TRENDS IN ONCOLOGY CLINICAL TRIALS

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Jun 25, 2019

Cancer continues to present new challenges and opportunities for pharmacologic intervention. Accordingly, the pharmaceutical industry continues to pursue the development of cancer drugs at an unparalleled rate. Three major trends have emerged over the last several years to fuel this pursuit.

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Drug testing helps secure safer workplace DRUG TESTING HELPS SECURE SAFER WORKPLACE

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Jun 24, 2019

Employers committed to safety are continuing to follow best practices for maintaining a drug-free workplace, despite recent changes in employee drug testing laws. Surveys show drug abuse in the U.S. population has expanded in recent years, and it’s not something that impacts people only on the...

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How can AI help in Transforming the Drug Development Cycle? HOW CAN AI HELP IN TRANSFORMING THE DRUG DEVELOPMENT CYCLE?

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Jun 24, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the pharmaceutical industry with extraordinary innovations that are automating processes at every stage of drug development. Pharma companies are investing in AI-driven applications for transforming healthcare, reducing R&D spends, and expanding the s...

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ASCO 2019: The future of Keytruda plus chemo combination therapy ASCO 2019: THE FUTURE OF KEYTRUDA PLUS CHEMO COMBINATION THERAPY

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Jun 24, 2019

As the 40,000 attendees of this year’s ASCO conference relinquish their hold of the windy city, oncology experts worldwide begin contemplating the wealth of new or expanded data which was presented, and how it might affect their everyday practice. While ASCO 2019 was noticeably focused on prel...

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Urgent and labor-intensive: How inadequate drug shortage management tools impact hospital-system pharmacies URGENT AND LABOR-INTENSIVE: HOW INADEQUATE DRUG SHORTAGE MANAGEMENT TOOLS IMPACT HOSPITAL-SYSTEM PHARMACIES

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Jun 24, 2019

Shortages of drugs have become a chronic condition in health-system pharmacies over the last five to seven years, and are a critical issue for both US1,2,3 and European4,5 health-system pharmacies. Excess costs for health systems are generated by higher costs of shorted medications and the extra lab...

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How to Optimize Your Conversion Funnel, from ToFu to BoFu HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR CONVERSION FUNNEL, FROM TOFU TO BOFU

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Jun 24, 2019

No matter who your customer is or what you’re selling, it’s more likely than not that your customer will have to go through several steps before choosing to buy your product or service. Think about your own shopping habits: you don’t just buy the first thing you see. The first thin...

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21 Ways to Triple Your B2B E-Commerce Conversions 21 WAYS TO TRIPLE YOUR B2B E-COMMERCE CONVERSIONS

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Jun 24, 2019

It takes thoughtful work to scale an e-commerce store. I’m sure you’ve had a few growing pains of your own getting to the point where you are today. However, you’re reading this because you may not be content with where your conversions are at this precise moment. You may not even ...

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Could the Breadcrumb Technique Help Boost Your Landing Page Conversions? COULD THE BREADCRUMB TECHNIQUE HELP BOOST YOUR LANDING PAGE CONVERSIONS?

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Jun 24, 2019

We’ve all heard the term “less is more”. And we’ve been told this applies for landing pages too. I.e. your forms should be short and only ask for only the bare minimum of required information if you want to convert. As an example, one of the main questions someone typically h...

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6 Ways to Maximize Product Value as Loss of Exclusivity Approaches 6 WAYS TO MAXIMIZE PRODUCT VALUE AS LOSS OF EXCLUSIVITY APPROACHES

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Jun 24, 2019

Loss of exclusivity does not mean the complete loss of an income stream as drug patent expiration approaches. Steps taken two years before loss of exclusivity can maximize brand value in the meantime. But the arrival of competitors means something different with pharmaceuticals than it does with oth...

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Can Drug Companies Bribe the FDA? CAN DRUG COMPANIES BRIBE THE FDA?

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Jun 23, 2019

With drugs such as Lipitor achieving lifetime sales well over $100 billion, the motivation to use any means available to ensure drug approval is clear. Bribery of FDA officials has occurred in the past, but is unlikely to occur again for the reasons described below. The overall objective of the drug...

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27-year-old Search Marketing CEO Lands 13-stop U.S. Speaking Tour 27-YEAR-OLD SEARCH MARKETING CEO LANDS 13-STOP U.S. SPEAKING TOUR

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Jun 23, 2019

Digital Summit, the largest conference series in the digital marketing industry, has invited Mehrguth to share his unique presentation, 5 Data-Validated Tactics to Increase the Experienced Marketer’s Qualified Lead Volume (…and 3 Tactics Guaranteed to Fail) with their audiences across t...

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Pharmacovigilance and beyond~old blog with new content PHARMACOVIGILANCE AND BEYOND~OLD BLOG WITH NEW CONTENT

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Jun 23, 2019

After 3 years of a break, I am attempting to restart writing my blog which will cover pharmacovigilance topics, primarily, and whenever appropriate some other relevant topics.  I am deeply thankful to my old readers and followers who kept on contacting me to write the blog again. I am humbled b...

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Maryland Creates Prescription Drug Affordability Board for Setting Price Caps MARYLAND CREATES PRESCRIPTION DRUG AFFORDABILITY BOARD FOR SETTING PRICE CAPS

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Jun 22, 2019

As we have previously reported, the federal government has taken an acute interest in pharmaceutical drug pricing, resulting in a raft of hearings and draft legislation. States are getting on board too, with a Maryland law to go into effect on July 1, 2019, creating a Prescription Drug Affordability...

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5 Ways Clinical Research Can Help You and Your Practice 5 WAYS CLINICAL RESEARCH CAN HELP YOU AND YOUR PRACTICE

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Jun 21, 2019

Conducting clinical trials in one’s private practice—as opposed to hospitals or universities—has become more customary in clinical research. This trend is resulting in patients feeling more comfortable with participating in trials and is also providing physicians with unique benefi...

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Why Life Sciences Companies Should Be Aware Of Its Benefits WHY LIFE SCIENCES COMPANIES SHOULD BE AWARE OF ITS BENEFITS

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Jun 21, 2019

Compliance with regulatory standards does not mean that life sciences companies should ignore ISO standards. We all know that implementing a management system or operational excellence program into a life science company’s workflow isn’t without its costs.

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Pharmaceutical Industry and Blockchain – The Next Big Hit? PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY AND BLOCKCHAIN – THE NEXT BIG HIT?

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Jun 20, 2019

The pharmaceutical industry can use blockchain technology in a wide range of use cases. Drug tracking is currently the most prominent example. The FDA has now teamed up with Walmart and IBM to audit and track drugs in the U.S.

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Why are pharmacy students steering clear of summer placements? WHY ARE PHARMACY STUDENTS STEERING CLEAR OF SUMMER PLACEMENTS?

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Jun 20, 2019

Summer placements for pharmacy students used to be hotly contested. In 2016, the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA) even published my hints and tips on applying for and undertaking these coveted places. They were particularly sought after by third-year pharmacy students, who w...

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Top Drug Companies, Corporation Reputations and Marketing Budgets TOP DRUG COMPANIES, CORPORATION REPUTATIONS AND MARKETING BUDGETS

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Jun 20, 2019

The public’s perception of the drug industry can be confusing. For example, a poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) on public opinion on prescription drugs and their prices between 2015 and 2018, found that 80% of the public said the cost of prescription drugs was unreasonable. ...

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No Surprise – Drug Pricing Legislation Picking up Steam NO SURPRISE – DRUG PRICING LEGISLATION PICKING UP STEAM

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Jun 20, 2019

Legislation that addresses the cost of prescription drugs is inching closer to moving out of Congress. On Yesterday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing on the bipartisan Lower Health Care Costs Act (LHCCA) discussion draft. Today, the Committee released ...

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Drug Boosts Growth In Youngsters With Most Common Form Of Dwarfism DRUG BOOSTS GROWTH IN YOUNGSTERS WITH MOST COMMON FORM OF DWARFISM

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Jun 19, 2019

A ground breaking drug that helps regulate bone development has boosted growth rates in children with achondroplasia – the most common type of dwarfism – in a global trial led by Melbourne’s Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Results of the Phase 2 trial in children aged ...

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Digital Therapeutics Can Break Down Barriers to Innovation to Benefit Patients DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS CAN BREAK DOWN BARRIERS TO INNOVATION TO BENEFIT PATIENTS

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Jun 19, 2019

There is rapidly growing and sizeable evidence which shows that innovating is the most important factor in pharmaceuticals. The industry is a field which itself has developed and evolved on the basis of disruption and innovation.

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Pharmacy tests turn up another cancer-causing compound in heart drugs PHARMACY TESTS TURN UP ANOTHER CANCER-CAUSING COMPOUND IN HEART DRUGS

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Jun 19, 2019

Tests by an online pharmacy turned up another cancer-causing compound in heart medications, and these drugs haven't been recalled. Drugs containing valsaratan, losartan and irbesartan made by a variety of companies in a variety of countries have been taken off pharmacy shelves since July, when t...

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Immunotherapy Drug Shows Potential To Cure Advanced Lung Cancer IMMUNOTHERAPY DRUG SHOWS POTENTIAL TO CURE ADVANCED LUNG CANCER

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Jun 18, 2019

In a new study including Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital researchers, the cancer immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda), increased survival for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a disease once considered an aggressive, and uniformly fatal cancer. The findi...

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Sanofi drives digital transformation with Google Cloud SANOFI DRIVES DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION WITH GOOGLE CLOUD

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Jun 18, 2019

My conversations with healthcare customers have made it clear that the industry is moving to a more data-centric model, one that can deliver deeper insights to physicians, help them make better-informed decisions, and provide better care for patients. This transformation goes hand in hand with Googl...

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Meet the Top Ten Drugs of 2024 (Maybe) MEET THE TOP TEN DRUGS OF 2024 (MAYBE)

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Jun 18, 2019

The professional prognosticator Evaluate Pharma recently released its World Preview 2019, Outlook to 2024 report, which projects prescription drug sales and R&D activity in the U.S. and abroad. (The report is free with site registration.) You’ll find predictions for the ten best-selling U....

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Clinical Evidence Key to Commercializing Life Science Products CLINICAL EVIDENCE KEY TO COMMERCIALIZING LIFE SCIENCE PRODUCTS

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Jun 17, 2019

The days when pharmaceutical sales reps could show up at a doctor’s office with tickets to a baseball game or keys to a company’s beachfront timeshare are long gone. The 2013 federal Sunshine Act and related state laws brought tighter restrictions on payments and other “transfers o...

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Data Pipeline Solution Accelerates Pharmaceutical Research DATA PIPELINE SOLUTION ACCELERATES PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH

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Jun 17, 2019

Pharmaceutical research is data-intensive. It takes tremendous computational power to parse and analyze the requisite giant chunks of data. The cloud delivers that power and helps accelerate research processes and, ultimately, research findings. That’s why one pharmaceutical company was using ...

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Bioanalysis at Alliance Pharma BIOANALYSIS AT ALLIANCE PHARMA

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Jun 17, 2019

At Alliance Pharma, our large molecule mass spec group focuses primarily on two areas: protein characterization and low level quantitative bioanalysis. We take pride in our dedication to providing clients with all of the analytical information they need about their protein of interest, with agility ...

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Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Scientific Society’s journal moves to high-tech ARPHA platform BULGARIAN PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY’S JOURNAL MOVES TO HIGH-TECH ARPHA PLATFORM

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Jun 17, 2019

The established Pharmacia demonstrates a complete makeover in its new issue after signing with scientific publisher and technology provider Pensoft and its signature open-access platform. Launched by the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Scientific Society in 1954, the open-access, peer-reviewed Pharmacia ha...

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Regulatory Requirements for Early Phase Drug Product Development REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR EARLY PHASE DRUG PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

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Jun 17, 2019

Supporting a compound from discovery to clinical phases and potentially commercial phases requires an immense amount of time, energy, and money. Regulatory management is paramount during the drug development pipeline funnel, and recognizing Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) is the foundat...

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VenatoRx Pharmaceuticals to Present at ASM Microbe 2019 VENATORX PHARMACEUTICALS TO PRESENT AT ASM MICROBE 2019

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Jun 17, 2019

VenatoRx Pharmaceuticals will present ten posters featuring its two development-stage products, cefepime/VNRX-5133 and ceftibuten/VNRX-7145, at ASM Microbe 2019 to be held June 20-24 in San Francisco, CA. VenatoRx will also present an overview if its antibacterial agents portfolio during the Pharma ...

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The Darzi experience THE DARZI EXPERIENCE

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Jun 17, 2019

Between April 2018 and April 2019, Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN) sponsored the Darzi Fellowship project titled: Leadership role in delivery of KSS AHSN polypharmacy project — improving cross-sector medicines safety, deprescribing support and managing change.

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Athletes and Drug Abuse: A Disturbing Trend in Modern Sports ATHLETES AND DRUG ABUSE: A DISTURBING TREND IN MODERN SPORTS

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Jun 15, 2019

Drug abuse is a common occurrence across all types of sports, at all competitive levels. Besides just performance-enhancing drugs such as steroids and stimulants, many athletes feel compelled to abuse drugs and alcohol for a variety of other reasons. The intense pressure to perform, coupled with a p...

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Global Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Drug ### – Deltanoid Pharmaceuticals Inc, EA Pharma Co Ltd, Lupin Ltd GLOBAL SECONDARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM DRUG ### – DELTANOID PHARMACEUTICALS INC, EA PHARMA CO LTD, LUPIN LTD

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Jun 14, 2019

The “Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Drug Market” far and wide is a standout amongst the most blossoming and colossally sorted division involving. This worldwide Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Drug market has been rising at a higher rate with the advancement of creative procedures and a hei...

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A Look At 4 Cannabis Stocks – AGH, AC8, CAN, CPH A LOOK AT 4 CANNABIS STOCKS – AGH, AC8, CAN, CPH

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Jun 14, 2019

The Cannabis sector is comparatively broad than the expectations of various market research houses, boutique research house or asset managers etc. The prevailing status of cannabis legalisation gradually appears positive, but the market would unleash its further potential, once the legalisation gath...

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Two Cannabis Stocks – THC and MXC – Spike On Recent Updates TWO CANNABIS STOCKS – THC AND MXC – SPIKE ON RECENT UPDATES

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Jun 13, 2019

Medical cannabis is becoming popular in the pharmaceutical industry, with more and more countries legalising cannabis for its use as a medicinal product. Growing number of research bodies are supporting the use of cannabis and cannabis-based products for medical purposes, owing to their ability to t...

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Pharm Country PHARM COUNTRY'S BIOTECH AND PHARMA INDUSTRY FLOURISHES THANKS TO INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP

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Jun 13, 2019

Efforts undertaken by state and local leaders across the five states that make up Pharm Country have led to a boost in business, which is good news for applicants seeking a new position. Pharm Country, which includes Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, is home to some o...

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Akrevia Therapeutics Appoints Joseph Farmer as Chief Operating Officer AKREVIA THERAPEUTICS APPOINTS JOSEPH FARMER AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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Jun 12, 2019

Akrevia Therapeutics, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company focused on developing highly-potent, tumor-targeted immuno-oncology therapeutics, today announced that Joseph Farmer has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer. In this newly-established role, Mr. Farmer will lead Akrevia's busi...

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Pharmacists’ role in promoting patient safety through deprescribing PHARMACISTS’ ROLE IN PROMOTING PATIENT SAFETY THROUGH DEPRESCRIBING

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Jun 12, 2019

Pharmacists are obviously key players in prescribing medications. Now, as medication-related harm impacts aging populations, these same pharmacists are being called to take on an equally crucial role in the deprescribing process.

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Aerpio initiates clinical trial of AKB-9778 for treatment of PAOG AERPIO INITIATES CLINICAL TRIAL OF AKB-9778 FOR TREATMENT OF PAOG

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Jun 12, 2019

A US-based pharmaceutical company, Aerpio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., recently announced the initiation of Phase 1b clinical trial of AKB-9778 to develop treatment of PAOG (primary open angle glaucoma), report sources.

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The many benefits of Continuous Manufacturing THE MANY BENEFITS OF CONTINUOUS MANUFACTURING

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Jun 12, 2019

Continuous manufacturing is based on a number of requirements driven by the Pharmaceutical industry; quality, efficiency and speed to market being some of these. Bosch fulfilled these requirements when it released Xelum in 2017. The Xelum platform allows for faster development times and a reduced ri...

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Generic Drug Market Entry in Europe: Why a Tailored Approach Is Best GENERIC DRUG MARKET ENTRY IN EUROPE: WHY A TAILORED APPROACH IS BEST

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Jun 10, 2019

Many government and healthcare authorities across Europe are concerned about rising pharmaceutical prices, and they increasingly promote the use of generics over branded drugs when possible. This is good news for companies interested in generic drug market entry in Europe.

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New tentative approval for Watson Labs drug dienogest; estradiol valerate NEW TENTATIVE APPROVAL FOR WATSON LABS DRUG DIENOGEST; ESTRADIOL VALERATE

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Jun 09, 2019

This ingredient has seventy-three patent family members in thirty-eight countries. Two suppliers are listed for this compound. There is one tentative approval for this compound.

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Which generic companies have the most drugs? WHICH GENERIC COMPANIES HAVE THE MOST DRUGS?

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Jun 09, 2019

Companies that excel in generic drug development tend to also be very good at patent challenge and at developing their own patents on variations of branded drugs.

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Which pharmaceutical companies have the most SPCs in Netherlands? WHICH PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES HAVE THE MOST SPCS IN NETHERLANDS?

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Jun 08, 2019

This chart shows the pharmaceutical companies with the most supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) in Netherlands. SPCs are used in European Union and select others to encourage pharmaceutical innovation by compensating for the long time needed to obtain regulatory approval for drugs. SPCs com...

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Understanding Chemistry of Biologics can Drive Innovation in Pharma UNDERSTANDING CHEMISTRY OF BIOLOGICS CAN DRIVE INNOVATION IN PHARMA

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Jun 07, 2019

The consequences of consuming synthetic drugs (chemicals) are aplenty. The instances of pharmacovigilance keep surfacing, and they tarnish brand value which has long-lasting impact for a pharmaceutical company. As a result, most players developing drugs for complex diseases have ventured into discov...

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Your pharmacy calculations prep guide YOUR PHARMACY CALCULATIONS PREP GUIDE

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Jun 06, 2019

All preregistration trainee pharmacists are required to pass a 40-question calculations assessment in two hours. This can be quite daunting especially if you are not prepared.

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JAMA Reports Higher U.S. Brand Drug Prices JAMA REPORTS HIGHER U.S. BRAND DRUG PRICES

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Jun 06, 2019

I’ve recently been exercising bragging rights about our new and improved drug price comparisons. Americans seeking medicine from Canada and other countries are finding better deals on generics right here at home. But the crisis of high drug prices in the U.S. persists when it comes to brand me...

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Probiotics, do you need them? PROBIOTICS, DO YOU NEED THEM?

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Jun 06, 2019

If stomach upset is frequent or very painful, you should seek medical attention to determine the cause.  Your doctor may be able to determine the cause, or in cases where it is determined to be potentially serious, may refer you to a gastroenterologist for further review.  In some cases, e...

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What Are We Doing About It? A Review of 2019 Legislation to Address the Price of Prescription Drugs in Colorado WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT? A REVIEW OF 2019 LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS THE PRICE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN COLORADO

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Jun 06, 2019

In recent years, Colorado lawmakers drafted numerous bills to address the price of prescription drugs. Many of these bills failed because of opposition by Republican Senate leadership, but the 2018 election opened the door for more cost-reduction measures to pass. With the Democratic sweep of state ...

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Regulated cannabis industry would spur healthcare agenda REGULATED CANNABIS INDUSTRY WOULD SPUR HEALTHCARE AGENDA

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Jun 03, 2019

Hemp, the non-psychoactive breed of cannabis, is the most versatile crop known to humans with thousands of uses in industry. Cannabis oil relieves chronic pain in debilitating illnesses such as cancer in both children and adults. Countries are beginning to consider decriminalising and legalising can...

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Healthy lifestyle or Chronic Kidney Disease:The Choice is yours! HEALTHY LIFESTYLE OR CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE:THE CHOICE IS YOURS!

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Jun 03, 2019

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing health problem with an estimated prevalence of around 11.5%.Individuals with CKD are at high risk for progressive kidney failure. End-stage kidney disease leads to considerable human and financial costs with a 5-year survival rate of less than 50%.  The...

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Genocea Biosciences on Top GENOCEA BIOSCIENCES ON TOP

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Jun 02, 2019

Despite the index’s dip, a number of NASDAQ biotech and pharma stocks still had notable share price increases last week. In particular, Genocea Biosciences (NASDAQ:GNCA) spiked on its announcement that the Journal of Clinical Oncology chose the company’s GEN-009 clinical results to be pr...

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‘Bottle of Lies’ Author Katherine Eban: Dispense as Written ‘BOTTLE OF LIES’ AUTHOR KATHERINE EBAN: DISPENSE AS WRITTEN

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May 31, 2019

“Dispense as Written” are the words found on prescriptions in the U.S. when the prescriber wants the patient to take the brand drug, not the generic. Many who read Katherine Eban’s new book – Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom – will conclude that...

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Cold Warriors Tanked Big Pharma Regulation COLD WARRIORS TANKED BIG PHARMA REGULATION

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May 31, 2019

With prices climbing for lifesaving drugs like insulin, the regulation of Big Pharma is frequently in the news. Historian Dominique A. Tobbell writes that we’ve been having this debate since the 1950s. Back then, Senator Estes Kefauver, a Tennessee Democrat, became worried about the high price...

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How US Sanctions Hinder Iranians’ Access to Medicine HOW US SANCTIONS HINDER IRANIANS’ ACCESS TO MEDICINE

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May 31, 2019

The United States has over the past four decades imposed a wide range of economic sanctions to punish Iran for a number of undesired policies. While Trump administration officials continue to insist that food and medicine are exempt from US sanctions, and that sanctions do not hurt the Iranian peopl...

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Schuh tv drug ads enough to make you sick. SCHUH TV DRUG ADS ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU SICK.

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May 30, 2019

If everyone responded to TV drug ads’ prompts to “ask your doctor” or “check with your physician” about using the product, doctors likely would have no time to treat people. They’d be spending all their working hours answering questions. It used to be that the dog...

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Why Pharma Franchise is a Boon for Small Pharmaceutical Companies? WHY PHARMA FRANCHISE IS A BOON FOR SMALL PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES?

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May 30, 2019

Do you own a micro-sized or small company? If yes, then what business model do you think will be ideal when you aim at doing a profitable business?Ask anyone who is an expert in the niche, and you will get the answer, “pharma franchise business.” Statistics also prove the statement. Chec...

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Big Pharma Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than the Automotive Industry BIG PHARMA EMITS MORE GREENHOUSE GASES THAN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

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May 29, 2019

More than 200 companies represent the global pharmaceutical market, yet only 25 consistently reported their direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions in the past five years. Of those, only 15 reported their emissions since 2012.One immediate and striking result is that the pharmaceutical sector i...

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New Rules for Pharma in Life Sciences NEW RULES FOR PHARMA IN LIFE SCIENCES

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May 29, 2019

Pharma must deliver much more than drugs on the way to a more consumer-oriented industry. Attention on continuous R&D innovation M&A activities often are only one element of pharma companies to maintain or strengthen their position in changing markets. Given the number of changes and challen...

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Matoke Pharma and antimicrobial resistance MATOKE PHARMA AND ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE

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May 29, 2019

Alan joined Matoke Pharma last year, having previous spent 35 years at Bayer, and he explained how that part of his career unfolded, from sales rep to antibiotics clinical research and then to global marketing and brand manager roles before ending with a series of senior management positions.

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Historic trial to weigh big pharma HISTORIC TRIAL TO WEIGH BIG PHARMA'S ROLE IN OPIOID EPIDEMIC BEGINS

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May 28, 2019

Hope for the opioid crisis: It's no secret that opioid deaths and overdoses are at crisis levels in the US. However, 2019 may bring new ways of fighting this epidemic. Every year, the Cleveland Clinic releases the most important medical advancements for the coming year, and at the top of its lis...

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Where Drugs Come From: A Comprehensive Look WHERE DRUGS COME FROM: A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK

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May 28, 2019

On the roles of academia and industry in drug discovery. Which is a topic that refuses to go away. I am prepared to swear that before starting this blog I had no idea of how many people are convinced that the drug industry does little or no research, and that academic labs discover all the drugs. I ...

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Could using old medication kill you? COULD USING OLD MEDICATION KILL YOU?

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May 27, 2019

Winter has arrived and with it colds and flu. If you’re thinking of using meds that have been in the cabinet for months don’t do it. Spokesperson for pharmaceutical company Pharma Dynamics Nicole Jennings says keeping unused medication is not advised as it can lead to misuse and accident...

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Partnering for Sublingual Success PARTNERING FOR SUBLINGUAL SUCCESS

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May 24, 2019

Oral drug delivery has maintained a position of strength within the bio/pharma industry for a number of years, yet challenges associated with oral delivery, such as the harsh conditions of the gastrointestinal tract and enzymatic breakdown, have given rise to the advancement of alternative approache...

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PharmacyChecker Generic Drug Price Research Shows U.S. Pharmacies Much Cheaper than in Canada PHARMACYCHECKER GENERIC DRUG PRICE RESEARCH SHOWS U.S. PHARMACIES MUCH CHEAPER THAN IN CANADA

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May 23, 2019

We researched prices of the 40 most commonly dispensed generic drugs in the U.S. to compare them to ones offered at accredited pharmacies in Canada. Four of the generics are controlled drugs, which are not available to U.S. consumers from PharmacyChecker-accredited international online pharmacies; a...

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Looking beyond generic, Sun Pharma plans to develop its own medicines LOOKING BEYOND GENERIC, SUN PHARMA PLANS TO DEVELOP ITS OWN MEDICINES

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May 23, 2019

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who’s lost more during the recent upheaval in the generic drug business than Dilip Shanghvi: He forfeited $17 billion to be precise, plus the title of India’s richest man.After a four-year decline that erased 65 per cent from the value of Sun P...

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More Hacks Inevitable in Pharma Industry, Cybersecurity Expert Sayss MORE HACKS INEVITABLE IN PHARMA INDUSTRY, CYBERSECURITY EXPERT SAYSS

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May 22, 2019

Earlier this month, sophisticated cyber thieves hacked into the databases of Charles River Laboratories and compromised some client data. Hacks like this have happened before and they are bound to happen again – perhaps sooner, rather than later.Andrew Douthwaite, chief technology officer for ...

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The Opioid Crisis in America Course from Harvard University THE OPIOID CRISIS IN AMERICA COURSE FROM HARVARD UNIVERSITY

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May 17, 2019

Over 700,000 people died in the U.S. from a drug overdose between 1999 to 2017. That’s about 130 American deaths daily. At PharmacyChecker, we are dedicated to helping fight this epidemic by learning more about the crisis and spreading awareness. I recently obtained certification for The Opioi...

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Vertex and Kymera Therapeutics Establish Strategic Collaboration to Discover and Develop Targeted Protein Degradation Medicines for Serious Diseases VERTEX AND KYMERA THERAPEUTICS ESTABLISH STRATEGIC COLLABORATION TO DISCOVER AND DEVELOP TARGETED PROTEIN DEGRADATION MEDICINES FOR SERIOUS DISEASES

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May 15, 2019

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) and Kymera Therapeutics today announced that the two companies have entered into a four-year strategic research and development collaboration to advance small molecule protein degraders against multiple targets. The collaboration will leverage Kymera...

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Zealand’s Severe Hypoglycemia Treatment Hits the Mark in Another Phase III Trial ZEALAND’S SEVERE HYPOGLYCEMIA TREATMENT HITS THE MARK IN ANOTHER PHASE III TRIAL

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May 14, 2019

Denmark-based Zealand said dasiglucagon hit all primary and secondary endpoints in the late-stage trial assessing the safety and efficacy of the glucagon analog for severe hypoglycemia in diabetes patients. Zealand noted that dasiglucagon is a potential first-in-class therapy that is in development ...

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Antibe ANTIBE'S CEO: FOCUSING ON DEVELOPING NON-ADDICTIVE AND NON-TOXIC PAIN TREATMENTS

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May 14, 2019

Toronto-based Antibe is focused on the development of a new generation of therapeutics for severe and acute pain. The company has combined a high-potency NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) with cutting-edge science based on inflammation. The result is the company’s lead candidate, ATB...

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Lilly plays up Cyramza LILLY PLAYS UP CYRAMZA'S BIOMARKER EDGE IN CROWDED LIVER CANCER FIELD

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May 13, 2019

It’s been a long road for Eli Lilly’s Cyramza in liver cancer after it belly-flopped a phase 3 trial five years ago. On the back of a successful second attempt, the drugmaker has finally accomplished what once seemed out of reach—but these days, there's a lot more competition i...

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FDA finds testing issues at Torrent plant FDA FINDS TESTING ISSUES AT TORRENT PLANT

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May 13, 2019

A year after Torrent Pharmaceuticals first began recalling tainted losartan products manufactured at its Indrad plant, the FDA paid a visit. It found a plant that often routinely reported products out of specification but frequently shipped them to the U.S. anyway. While the liberal redactions in a ...

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Teva starred in price-fixing scheme, but 19 other companies TEVA STARRED IN PRICE-FIXING SCHEME, BUT 19 OTHER COMPANIES 'WILLINGLY' JOINED, ATTORNEYS GENERAL CLAIM

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May 13, 2019

In what could be "the largest cartel case in the history of the United States," as Connecticut Attorney General William Tong called it, 44 states sued 20 generics makers on Friday for price fixing and personally named 15 of those companies' executives.

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FDA FDA'S FINALIZED BIOSIM INTERCHANGEABILITY RULES SHOULD GIVE COPYCATS A BOOST: ANALYST

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May 13, 2019

Biosimilars have been sold in the U.S. for years but haven't managed to gain much traction. One reason? Unlike generics of small molecules, biosimilars can't be automatically substituted at the pharmacy unless clinical data prove interchangeability with their reference products.

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Don Van Dyke on the power of AI to transform drug discovery efficiency DON VAN DYKE ON THE POWER OF AI TO TRANSFORM DRUG DISCOVERY EFFICIENCY

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May 13, 2019

In recent years, it has been hotly debated whether artificial intelligence really has the power to transform the drug discovery space. Cloud Pharmaceuticals believes that not only is there potential for this change but that they are already seeing the impact first hand. Having used their own technol...

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NABP-Accredited Rochester Drug Cooperative Pleads Guilty to Illegal Opioid Drug Sales NABP-ACCREDITED ROCHESTER DRUG COOPERATIVE PLEADS GUILTY TO ILLEGAL OPIOID DRUG SALES

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May 10, 2019

Rochester Drug Cooperative, a large pharmacy wholesaler accredited by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), pleaded guilty last week to illegal sales of opioid drugs, including oxycodone and fentanyl. The NABP operates a program called Verified Authorized Wholesale Distribution (VAW...

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Can pharma survive as data-driven therapy takes centre stage? CAN PHARMA SURVIVE AS DATA-DRIVEN THERAPY TAKES CENTRE STAGE?

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May 08, 2019

Payment-by-outcomes and digital therapeutics (DTx) count among the serious challenges the pharma industry must negotiate in the coming years. They have the potential to change what healthcare industry reimburses. Rather than a drug alone, it will seek a package of drug, digital services and digital ...

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Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals (CPP) and Mallinckrodt Announce Results from Pivotal CANCER PREVENTION PHARMACEUTICALS (CPP) AND MALLINCKRODT ANNOUNCE RESULTS FROM PIVOTAL

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May 07, 2019

United Kingdom, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CPP), a private biotech company developing novel therapeutics to prevent cancer and other diseases, and its partner Mallinckrodt Plc (NYSE: MNK), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced th...

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Drug-Patent Rules, Alleged Abuses Under Senate Panel’s Scrutiny DRUG-PATENT RULES, ALLEGED ABUSES UNDER SENATE PANEL’S SCRUTINY

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May 07, 2019

Federal patent rules and the debate over whether they make prescription drugs more expensive are set to take center stage at a Senate hearing today. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is leading a push to see if pharmaceutical companies are abusing federal laws to extend the life of their patents and fend o...

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Writing competition now open: tell us about the patient who changed your practice WRITING COMPETITION NOW OPEN: TELL US ABOUT THE PATIENT WHO CHANGED YOUR PRACTICE

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May 07, 2019

It could be about an error you missed, a question you should have asked or an unexpectedly positive outcome to a interaction you will never forget — some patients teach a valuable lesson that endures for an entire professional career. The Pharmaceutical Journal is now accepting entries for its...

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The Emerging Time Of An African Court Of Law THE EMERGING TIME OF AN AFRICAN COURT OF LAW

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May 06, 2019

Open indictment of genocide and other crimes committed by white collor scientists in collaboration with governmental, medical, military and pharmaceutical establishments against Africans On the 4th of July, what a remarkable date, 2011, it becomes known that more and more African leaders and militar...

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New Study Shows International Online Pharmacies Are Safe As U.S. Pharmacies NEW STUDY SHOWS INTERNATIONAL ONLINE PHARMACIES ARE SAFE AS U.S. PHARMACIES

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May 05, 2019

Roger Bate, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and head of the Safe Medicines Coalition, published the results of a study which tested and compared the quality of drugs purchased from online pharmacies in the U.S. and abroad, including pharmacies verified by third-parties and those not v...

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Pill Presses and Counterfeit Prescription Narcotics: Supporting the STEER Act PILL PRESSES AND COUNTERFEIT PRESCRIPTION NARCOTICS: SUPPORTING THE STEER ACT

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May 03, 2019

In their opposition to drug importation legislation, the myriad “non-profit” groups funded by drug companies often cynically invoke the evils of counterfeit drugs. We’ve seen this as recently as this week, when an importation bill triumphantly passed in Florida (Prescription Drug I...

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GSK chases Trelegy asthma nod with mixed phase 3 results GSK CHASES TRELEGY ASTHMA NOD WITH MIXED PHASE 3 RESULTS

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May 03, 2019

With generics attacking Advair, GlaxoSmithKline has talked up prospects for 3-in-1 respiratory med Trelegy. Now, the company has data in hand that could help it move into the asthma arena—though it's not all positive. Thursday, GSK released phase 3 trial data showing Trelegy had topped Bre...

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Protein analysis uncovers new targets for improving immuno-oncology in colon cancer PROTEIN ANALYSIS UNCOVERS NEW TARGETS FOR IMPROVING IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY IN COLON CANCER

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Apr 29, 2019

Over the past decade, oncology research has ushered in tremendous advances in the understanding of genes that can mutate and cause cancer. But what, exactly, is going awry with those genes that leads to this destructive disease process? A new analysis focusing on 8,000 proteins involved in colon can...

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Abbott spotlights study data showing its troponin blood test can predict heart disease risks years ahead ABBOTT SPOTLIGHTS STUDY DATA SHOWING ITS TROPONIN BLOOD TEST CAN PREDICT HEART DISEASE RISKS YEARS AHEAD

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Apr 29, 2019

While the presence of high levels of troponin in the bloodstream has been used to help detect acute heart attacks in the emergency room, Abbott says that new study data employing its high-sensitivity test could predict a person’s chances of having a cardiac event years into the future, even in...

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AliveCor’s mobile ECG receives FDA clearances for 2 additional arrhythmias ALIVECOR’S MOBILE ECG RECEIVES FDA CLEARANCES FOR 2 ADDITIONAL ARRHYTHMIAS

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Apr 26, 2019

AliveCor has secured two additional FDA clearances for its personal electrocardiogram, allowing it to detect bradycardia and tachycardia arrhythmias. Along with its previous 510(k) clearance for atrial fibrillation, the company’s KardiaMobile device is now the only consumer-focused product tha...

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From the Ashes of Scandal, Bausch Health Moves Ahead With Psoriasis Approval FROM THE ASHES OF SCANDAL, BAUSCH HEALTH MOVES AHEAD WITH PSORIASIS APPROVAL

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Apr 26, 2019

Bausch Health, formerly known as Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved its Duobrii (halobetasol propionate and tazoretene) Lotion for plaque psoriasis. The drug, developed by a Bausch division, Ortho Dermatologics, was rejected...

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Will pharmacy become a five-year degree? WILL PHARMACY BECOME A FIVE-YEAR DEGREE?

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Apr 25, 2019

“This is the biggest change in pharmacy education and training since the profession moved in the mid-20th century from the apprenticeship route to become a degree-only profession,” says Marc Donovan, chief pharmacist at Boots. But the proposals from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GP...

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FDA clears Current Health’s hospital-to-home wearable, combining analytics and passive vital sign tracking FDA CLEARS CURRENT HEALTH’S HOSPITAL-TO-HOME WEARABLE, COMBINING ANALYTICS AND PASSIVE VITAL SIGN TRACKING

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Apr 25, 2019

The FDA has cleared Current Health’s wearable tracker, designed to be taken home from the hospital after acute care to track a patient’s recovery in real time, with the ultimate goal of reducing readmissions. The 510(k) clearance covers the Class II device and Current’s telehealth ...

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DNA Repair and Transcription: A Balancing Act DNA REPAIR AND TRANSCRIPTION: A BALANCING ACT

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Apr 25, 2019

Transcription is the process by which DNA is converted into messenger RNA in preparation for translation into a functional product. Extrinsic agents, such as ionizing radiation or chemical mutagen and intrinsic processes, for example, replication fork collapse, may result in cellular double-stranded...

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Do Google & Bing censor online pharmacy search results? Pharmaceutical companies have called for censorship. DO GOOGLE & BING CENSOR ONLINE PHARMACY SEARCH RESULTS? PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES HAVE CALLED FOR CENSORSHIP.

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Apr 25, 2019

Until we lower drug prices here at home in America, online access to affordable medication internationally is clearly essential. But what if we lived in a country where people were no longer able to find safe international options online? In an ideal world, search algorithms empower consumers to fin...

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The Role of the CD38 Receptor in the Progression of HIV THE ROLE OF THE CD38 RECEPTOR IN THE PROGRESSION OF HIV

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Apr 24, 2019

CD38, or cyclic ADP ribose hydrolase, is a glycoprotein found on the surface of many immune cells. Binding of CD38 to its target ligand results in T cell co-stimulation, B cell maturation, and induction of cytokine production by several cell types. HIV infection is characterized by the depletion of ...

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Targeted Proteomics: Benefits and Techniques TARGETED PROTEOMICS: BENEFITS AND TECHNIQUES

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Apr 24, 2019

The proteome of the cell genome is more insightful compared to its transcriptome as proteins directly determine and alter cellular function. Post‐translational modification of existing proteins, increased abundance or allosterically modulated protein conformations have been tied to complex diseases,...

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Can a blood pressure drug protect the brain from Parkinson CAN A BLOOD PRESSURE DRUG PROTECT THE BRAIN FROM PARKINSON'S?

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Apr 23, 2019

A prescription drug already in use for the treatment of high blood pressure could be effective against conditions such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and Huntington's, in which toxic proteins build up in brain cells. Scientists at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and the G...

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Should pharmacy sell e-cigarettes and encourage people to vape? SHOULD PHARMACY SELL E-CIGARETTES AND ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO VAPE?

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Apr 23, 2019

A smoking cessation expert and a pharmacist share their views on whether pharmacies should stock and recommend e-cigarettes to people who want to kick their tobacco habit. It’s been more than ten years since the UK’s public smoking ban pushed cigarette smokers out into the cold in 2007, ...

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On the importance of culture, partnerships and diversity at the Dean’s Lecture Series ON THE IMPORTANCE OF CULTURE, PARTNERSHIPS AND DIVERSITY AT THE DEAN’S LECTURE SERIES

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Apr 23, 2019

When pharmaceutical companies align their research endeavors with academic institutions, they are most likely to translate their findings quickly and safely into beneficial treatments for patients, said Emma Walmsley, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, at a recent talk on campus as part of the Dean's Lectu...

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How Germany Gets Its Cannabis HOW GERMANY GETS ITS CANNABIS

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Apr 22, 2019

The German cannabis cultivation bid may be mostly done and dusted (although the last four lots are now up for legal challenge) but the drama is only intensifying on the ground in Germany. Namely, where is the cannabis being consumed on the ground now actually coming from? For the past several years ...

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Brookfield eyes Mytrah Energy; Carlyle, Cadila team up for Bharat Serums bid BROOKFIELD EYES MYTRAH ENERGY; CARLYLE, CADILA TEAM UP FOR BHARAT SERUMS BID

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Apr 22, 2019

Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is looking to acquire a majority stake in Mytrah Energy Ltd in a deal that could be valued as much as $1.5 billion, the Mint newspaper reported, citing three people aware of the development. Hyderabad-based Mytrah has a portfolio of 1.6 gigawatt of ren...

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Nigeria Pharma Expo begins on August 28 in Lagos NIGERIA PHARMA EXPO BEGINS ON AUGUST 28 IN LAGOS

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Apr 22, 2019

Plans have now been concluded for the 5th edition of the Nigeria Pharma Manufacturers’ Expo 2019 (NPME 2019). The NPME, which is the biggest international pharma manufacturing exhibition in central and west Africa is scheduled to hold from August 28-29, 2019 at New Haven, Oba Akinjobi Street, ...

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3 trends in lab procurement strategies for life science organizationsdot 3 TRENDS IN LAB PROCUREMENT STRATEGIES FOR LIFE SCIENCE ORGANIZATIONSDOT

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Apr 22, 2019

As a procurement planner in the competitive life sciences sector, how do you ensure your organization adapts swiftly to the rapidly changing demands of customers and stakeholders? Whether supporting a CRO, pharmaceutical company, clinical lab, biotech business or academic department, procurement tea...

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11 key points to install and efficiently initiate a new automated assay system in your laboratory dot 11 KEY POINTS TO INSTALL AND EFFICIENTLY INITIATE A NEW AUTOMATED ASSAY SYSTEM IN YOUR LABORATORY DOT

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Apr 22, 2019

Congratulations. It took you quite some time and effort to convince your management or institution on the value of investing in automating your experimental or clinical workflow. The applications were submitted, the presentations were made and the wheeling and dealing to secure the budget resulted i...

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Six tips to help match your liquid handling components with chemical compatibility SIX TIPS TO HELP MATCH YOUR LIQUID HANDLING COMPONENTS WITH CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY

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Apr 22, 2019

The demand for advanced medical and diagnostic testing continues to accelerate. Laboratories, hospitals, and emerging consumer genomics companies are demanding quicker test sequences resulting in the design and development of new innovative and responsive test protocols. These new tests include the ...

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Liquid handling in a regulated lab: 5 automation must-haves LIQUID HANDLING IN A REGULATED LAB: 5 AUTOMATION MUST-HAVES

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Apr 22, 2019

Cost-efficient application of advanced technologies such as next generation sequencing (NGS) and liquid-chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC-MS) demands sophisticated automation solutions that can handle complex protocols and evolving applications. However, if you are working in a clinical lab or ot...

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Fast track your biotech breakthroughs: Four “I”s in custom lab automation. FAST TRACK YOUR BIOTECH BREAKTHROUGHS: FOUR “I”S IN CUSTOM LAB AUTOMATION.

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Apr 22, 2019

When it’s time to move your biotechnology breakthrough towards commercialization, your specific application workflows may require a custom approach to lab automation. If your requirements are uncommon, there may be no off-the-shelf products available for you to compare and test. Even custom co...

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PathAI raises $60M for deep learning-based pathology programs PATHAI RAISES $60M FOR DEEP LEARNING-BASED PATHOLOGY PROGRAMS

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Apr 22, 2019

To help power its artificial intelligence-based pathology services, PathAI has raised $60 million in venture capital funding, with plans to accelerate its R&D into new digital tools and medical devices for the diagnosis and classification of diseases like cancer. In addition, the Boston-based co...

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Big Pharma Cuts, Current and Coming BIG PHARMA CUTS, CURRENT AND COMING

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Apr 22, 2019

Word came out just before the weekend (first at Endpoints) that GlaxoSmithKline is laying off R&D employees at both Stevenage (UK) and Upper Providence (US). Current leadership is re-organizing drug discovery efforts to put more emphasis on oncology, immunology and genetic-linked disease, and th...

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Percent of Imported Pharmaceutical Ingredients Apparently Unchanged in 20 Years PERCENT OF IMPORTED PHARMACEUTICAL INGREDIENTS APPARENTLY UNCHANGED IN 20 YEARS

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Apr 19, 2019

According to the FDA, in 2017, 80% of the active pharmaceutical ingredients used to make our medicines are imported. I can’t remember how many times I’ve read (and written) that over the past decade or so. Almost every time I read that particular statistic in the news, it’s often a...

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Life Sciences Industry Threatened by Skills Shortage LIFE SCIENCES INDUSTRY THREATENED BY SKILLS SHORTAGE

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Apr 19, 2019

There is something of a recurring theme among the life science, healthcare and biopharma industries: a shortage of skilled employees will lead to a decrease in innovation. It’s not that the educational system is somehow letting these industries down, it’s more that these industries are c...

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Lower dose of Pfizer-Lilly painkiller misses main goals in late stage study LOWER DOSE OF PFIZER-LILLY PAINKILLER MISSES MAIN GOALS IN LATE STAGE STUDY

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Apr 19, 2019

A study, being carried out by the companies to test the effectiveness of lower doses of tanezumab for osteoarthritis, reported negative results. A lower dose of non-opioid painkiller developed by Pfizer and Eli Lilly and Company failed to meet main goals in a late-stage study in patients with modera...

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Early Physician Ally Will Serve as Witness Against Drug Manufacturers EARLY PHYSICIAN ALLY WILL SERVE AS WITNESS AGAINST DRUG MANUFACTURERS

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Apr 19, 2019

Dr. Russell Portenoy, a professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an early physician ally of Purdue Pharma LP. whose views helped drive the push for addictive pain relievers for common aches and pains in the United States, has agreed to act as a witness and testify against the OxyCont...

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White House Continues to Tackle Opioid Abuse With $350 Million R&D Initiative WHITE HOUSE CONTINUES TO TACKLE OPIOID ABUSE WITH $350 MILLION R&D INITIATIVE

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Apr 19, 2019

The goal of this investment is to reduce opioid-overdose deaths by as much as 40 percent in communities across four states that have been hit hard by the epidemic. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 116 Americans die daily from opioid overdoses.

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The Fast-Approaching Changes Business Owners Will Need to Watch Out for Ahead THE FAST-APPROACHING CHANGES BUSINESS OWNERS WILL NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR AHEAD

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Apr 19, 2019

When it comes to labor law, it is a changing landscape for area businesses, proven by Jackson Lewis’s recent year-ahead review. The 2019: Year Ahead for Employers, published recently by the nationwide law firm, sheds light on a range of pressing issues for companies both in and out of the 914....

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United Therapeutics Fires Back After Sandoz Files Anti-Competitive Lawsuit Over PAH Drug UNITED THERAPEUTICS FIRES BACK AFTER SANDOZ FILES ANTI-COMPETITIVE LAWSUIT OVER PAH DRUG

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Apr 19, 2019

United Therapeutics is taking on accusations that it is unfairly blocking competitors from launching generic versions of the company’s top-selling pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) drug, Remodulin.

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5 Top Healthcare Stocks to Buy in 2019 5 TOP HEALTHCARE STOCKS TO BUY IN 2019

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Apr 19, 2019

We're nearing the end of another decade. It had been a decade in which stocks have generally performed very well. And one sector has outperformed the S&P 500 index in total return every year but one this decade. Which sector is it? If you guessed healthcare, pat yourself on the back.

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Patients Rank Pharma Companies in New Perspective Survey PATIENTS RANK PHARMA COMPANIES IN NEW PERSPECTIVE SURVEY

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Apr 19, 2019

It is probably fair to say that a significant number of people have a love-hate relationship with the pharma industry. People love the medications and innovations that treat a wide swath of diseases and illnesses, yet, when it comes to list prices, those tend to raise the hackles of people.

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Farewell to “Watson For Drug Discovery” FAREWELL TO “WATSON FOR DRUG DISCOVERY”

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Apr 18, 2019

STAT is reporting that IBM has stopped trying to sell their “Watson for Drug Discovery” machine learning/AI tool, according to sources within the company. I have no reason to doubt that – in fact, I’ve sort of been expecting it. But no one seems to have told IBM’s websi...

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Microbix Announces Management Changes MICROBIX ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT CHANGES

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Apr 18, 2019

An innovator of biological products and technologies, announces that it has appointed Dr. Kenneth (Ken) Hughes as its Chief Operating Officer ("COO") and that Mrs. Kathryn Froh, its Vice President, Diagnostics is retiring from her full-time role, but will be remaining an employee and will ...

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PathLAKE: Benefitting Pathologists With Exemplary Projects PATHLAKE: BENEFITTING PATHOLOGISTS WITH EXEMPLARY PROJECTS

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Apr 17, 2019

David is Consultant Histopathologist and Clinical lead for Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Services (CWPS), a network of labs hosted by University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. As head of the UHCW Digital Pathology Centre of Excellence, he is now heavily involved in the Patho...

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Takeda adds reinforcement to its investor charm offensive TAKEDA ADDS REINFORCEMENT TO ITS INVESTOR CHARM OFFENSIVE

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Apr 16, 2019

Financing and creating enduring confidence around a deal like Takeda’s $62 million purchase of Shire. To continue reading The Pharma Letter please login,  subscribe or claim a 7 day free trial subscription and access exclusive features, interviews, round-ups and commentary from the sharpe...

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Pharmaceutical manufacturers resist calls for transparency on medicine prices PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURERS RESIST CALLS FOR TRANSPARENCY ON MEDICINE PRICES

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Apr 16, 2019

The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) says health activists’ call last week for greater transparency on medicine prices could backfire, and drive up drug costs in low and middle-income countries. Activists stepped up their campaign ahead of the F...

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Vetter’s Skokie Facility Expansion Nears Completion VETTER’S SKOKIE FACILITY EXPANSION NEARS COMPLETION

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Apr 16, 2019

Vetter, a global operating Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) announced today that a significant level of expansion activities are nearing completion at its US clinical manufacturing facility located at the Illinois Science & Technology Park in suburban Chicago. The ongoi...

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Need more pharmacists in Uganda NEED MORE PHARMACISTS IN UGANDA

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Apr 16, 2019

The world commemorated the World Health Workers Week from April 1-7. The week is meant to celebrate the amazing work done by health workers and to raise awareness on the challenges they face. “Most importantly, it is to provide an opportunity to fill in the gaps in the health work force by cal...

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Scientist.com Launches Trial Insights, A Transformative Clinical Trials Data Analytics Solution SCIENTIST.COM LAUNCHES TRIAL INSIGHTS, A TRANSFORMATIVE CLINICAL TRIALS DATA ANALYTICS SOLUTION

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Apr 16, 2019

The online marketplace for outsourced research, announced today the launch of Trial Insights, a digital reporting solution that simplifies data produced through clinical trial, biomarker and medical diagnostic studies into an intuitive and user-friendly dashboard. The first of its kind, Trial Insigh...

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Side Effects: Nearly A Year In, Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Law Still Has Issues To Work Out SIDE EFFECTS: NEARLY A YEAR IN, PENNSYLVANIA’S MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAW STILL HAS ISSUES TO WORK OUT

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Apr 16, 2019

Tucked into Penn Avenue in the Strip District, across from Roxanne’s Dried Flowers, sits another kind of dried flower shop: the CY+ Dispensary. Owned by Cresco Labs, the medical cannabis retail store opened in June 2018 and several months later they established the Pennsylvania Medical Marijua...

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Rite Aid To Stop e-Cigarette Sales In Its Stores, Sell CBD Products In Two States RITE AID TO STOP E-CIGARETTE SALES IN ITS STORES, SELL CBD PRODUCTS IN TWO STATES

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Apr 16, 2019

With a crackdown on the e-cigarettes, Rite Aid is now going to sell CBD products comprising of creams, lip balms and lotion in its 200 stores spread across states of Oregon and Washington this month. This step has been taken after the interests of the customers in the purchase of CBD products as say...

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How can custom automation accelerate commercialization of biotechnology breakthroughs. HOW CAN CUSTOM AUTOMATION ACCELERATE COMMERCIALIZATION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY BREAKTHROUGHS.

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Apr 15, 2019

You’ve done your testing on the benchtop and proven that your new biotechnology innovation works in your hands. Now comes the exciting part – turning your solution into a breakthrough product that is ready for broader use and commercial launch. To get there, you need to optimize your pro...

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Origin: The pharma supply chain of the future ORIGIN: THE PHARMA SUPPLY CHAIN OF THE FUTURE

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Apr 15, 2019

In an industry that evolves every day, having first mover advantage is a must for any pharmaceutical manufacturer looking to compete. Knowledge, infrastructure and foresight are key to remain efficient and agile as the industry faces numerous forces which are reshaping and dictating the direction of...

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As superbugs threaten to create a global crisis, why are pharmaceutical companies shying away from antibiotics research. AS SUPERBUGS THREATEN TO CREATE A GLOBAL CRISIS, WHY ARE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES SHYING AWAY FROM ANTIBIOTICS RESEARCH.

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Apr 15, 2019

“China is a horror, India is a mega-horror,” says Alan Westwood, managing director of Matoke, a company hoping to develop a new form of antibiotic. “Russia is terrible. Don’t get sick in Greece either, the resistance rates are big, and in southern Europe generally.” Ant...

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Pharmaceutical supplier opts for hygienic flowmeter PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLIER OPTS FOR HYGIENIC FLOWMETER

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Apr 15, 2019

Specialist process machinery manufacturer, L.B. Bohle, has developed a cleaning system for the pharmaceutical industry using Bürkert's innovative FloWave flowmeter for a compact, hygienic and very accurate process. Incorporating the latest in flow measurement technology has minimised equipm...

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The UK as a global leader in antimicrobial resistance THE UK AS A GLOBAL LEADER IN ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE

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Apr 15, 2019

The Government wants the UK to become a leader in the development of products which tackle the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Despite the renewal of the 5-year AMR Strategy, there is no time to wait before driving new antimicrobial innovations into the mainstream. There must be ...

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ABPI Code feedback ABPI CODE FEEDBACK

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Apr 15, 2019

It has long been communicated to the UK pharmaceutical industry that the Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA) welcomes all input and feedback on the ABPI Code of Practice. But what does this actually mean, what does the PMCPA do with such feedback, and what motivates feedback or...

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Innovative Medicines Initiative launches Translational Safety Biomarker Pipeline Project INNOVATIVE MEDICINES INITIATIVE LAUNCHES TRANSLATIONAL SAFETY BIOMARKER PIPELINE PROJECT

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Apr 15, 2019

The University of Zurich coordinates a worldwide research project that focuses on the development of new biomarkers. The biomarkers are expected to improve safety of new drugs and to contribute to better diagnosis and management of acute and chronic diseases. The project is funded by the Innovative ...

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Tackling the high price of medicine TACKLING THE HIGH PRICE OF MEDICINE

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Apr 15, 2019

US citizens pay about six times what Europeans do for insulin, the cost of which has almost tripled over a decade in that country, according to the American Diabetes Association. Meanwhile, Humira, the most popular arthritis medicine in the US, costs patients in the region of $50,000 (R700,000) a ye...

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Five Industries Being Transformed By Artificial Intelligence FIVE INDUSTRIES BEING TRANSFORMED BY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Apr 15, 2019

Technology is a transformative force, and there is currently no technology more transformative than AI. Because AI encompasses so many different fields -- from robotics to deep learning to self-driving cars -- it can be hard to quantify the exact impact it has had on the economy and on individual in...

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Big pharma might cut R&D, delay new drugs if more generics with pharmacare BIG PHARMA MIGHT CUT R&D, DELAY NEW DRUGS IF MORE GENERICS WITH PHARMACARE

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Apr 15, 2019

Brand-name drug companies could put off introducing new medicine in Canada and scale back research here if the country makes a major shift to cheaper generic alternatives under a national pharmacare plan, according to an internal federal analysis. The concerns were included last year in a briefing d...

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Does the Falsified Medicines Directive go far enough across the supply chain. DOES THE FALSIFIED MEDICINES DIRECTIVE GO FAR ENOUGH ACROSS THE SUPPLY CHAIN.

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Apr 15, 2019

As one of the largest health threats to populations around the world, falsified medicine has become a central focus of governments, agencies and pharmaceutical companies over recent years. Now considered to be the world’s largest fraud market, thought to be worth over $200 billion per year acc...

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Sugar Analysis Using Chromatography SUGAR ANALYSIS USING CHROMATOGRAPHY

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Apr 15, 2019

The sensory and textural properties of foods can be attributed to monosaccharides, such as glucose, fructose, sucrose, and oligo and polysaccharides. The main difficulty while analyzing sugars is the variable isomeric forms that they can be present in. For example, glucose can be present in several ...

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Florida’s House Drug Importation Bill – HB 19 – Easily Passes FLORIDA’S HOUSE DRUG IMPORTATION BILL – HB 19 – EASILY PASSES

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Apr 12, 2019

If HB 19 becomes law, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) will create processes that meet the safety protocols called for in the bill, which include inspections and testing of drugs, to allow registered wholesale pharmacies to import from Florida-registered Canadian wholesalers....

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Pharma VP on the importance of innovation and affordable access to life-changing treatments PHARMA VP ON THE IMPORTANCE OF INNOVATION AND AFFORDABLE ACCESS TO LIFE-CHANGING TREATMENTS

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Apr 12, 2019

On April 14 and 15, health ministers will be discussing access to health care for all EU citizens during an informal Health Council meeting in Bucharest. In this context, Martin Price, vice president for health economics, market access and reimbursement EMEA at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Jo...

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Who Profits From Drug Price Decreases? WHO PROFITS FROM DRUG PRICE DECREASES?

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Apr 12, 2019

According to a new analysis released last month, Americans spent $3.65 trillion dollars on health care in 2018 – more than the entire gross domestic product of Canada. That’s over $11,000 per person, and it reflects a growing affordability crisis that threatens the health of millions of ...

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Arrowhead Presents Clinical Data at The International Liver Congress ARROWHEAD PRESENTS CLINICAL DATA AT THE INTERNATIONAL LIVER CONGRESS

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Apr 12, 2019

PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced the presentation of clinical data from an ongoing Phase 1/2 study (AROHBV1001) of JNJ-3989 (formerly ARO-HBV), a third-generation subcutaneously administered RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutic candida...

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Medical scopes still causing superbug infections, deaths MEDICAL SCOPES STILL CAUSING SUPERBUG INFECTIONS, DEATHS

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Apr 12, 2019

(CNN) - Three people died and 45 people developed infections from contaminated endoscopes, the US Food and Drug Administration said Friday. The reports of contamination are with a side-viewing duodenoscope used for a medical procedure called endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography or ERCP. &q...

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ASTRAZENECA & MSD INC WIN EU APPROVAL FOR BREAST-CANCER DRUG LYNPARZA ASTRAZENECA & MSD INC WIN EU APPROVAL FOR BREAST-CANCER DRUG LYNPARZA

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Apr 12, 2019

AstraZeneca and U.S. partner MSD Inc. have made it to the headlines for winning European Commission’s approval for Lynparza (olaparib), their blockbuster candidate originated and developed in Cambridge for the treatment of breast Cancer. As per trusted sources, the candidate has been backed by...

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Correction: Importing Prescription Drugs story CORRECTION: IMPORTING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS STORY

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Apr 12, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians could eventually gain access to cheaper Canadian prescription drugs under legislation passed Thursday by the state House, a top priority of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The GOP-led House voted 93-22 on Thursday for the measure, which if finalized creates a ...

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Picking up the pieces of Connecticut PICKING UP THE PIECES OF CONNECTICUT'S ECONOMY

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Apr 12, 2019

Hop on a Metro-North out of New York City on the New Haven Line. Soon, you’ll hit the pristine picket fences and well-manicured mansions of Fairfield County — the wealthiest metropolitan area in the nation, where finance and industry titans rake in million-dollar incomes and send their c...

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Fidia Pharma USA Inc. Announces Expansion into the Dietary Supplement Market with Launch of CartiJoint. FIDIA PHARMA USA INC. ANNOUNCES EXPANSION INTO THE DIETARY SUPPLEMENT MARKET WITH LAUNCH OF CARTIJOINT.

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Apr 12, 2019

A world leader in the research, development, and manufacturing of hyaluronic acid (HA)-based products, is introducing CartiJoint™ FORTE, its first product in the dietary supplement category in the USA. CartiJoint™ FORTE is a dietary supplement that supports joint health and mobility with...

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Labour’s Dan Carden: the world urgently needs a fair price for medicines LABOUR’S DAN CARDEN: THE WORLD URGENTLY NEEDS A FAIR PRICE FOR MEDICINES

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Apr 12, 2019

Every year, 100 million people across the world are pushed into poverty because of out-of-pocket healthcare expenses. While gains have been made in reducing the price of treatment for diseases such as HIV, there is still a long way to go to ensure people can access the essential medicines they need....

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Big pharma: stop dodging taxes! BIG PHARMA: STOP DODGING TAXES!

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Apr 12, 2019

A new report shows that the big pharma has enjoyed a whopping $7 billion tax cut in 2018 thanks to Trump’s new corporate-friendly tax rules. In just over a week’s time, Oxfam will be confronting Johnson & Johnson execs at the company’s big shareholder meeting -- and delivering ...

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Improving Lung Cancer Survival and Alleviating Chemotherapy-induced Neutropenia IMPROVING LUNG CANCER SURVIVAL AND ALLEVIATING CHEMOTHERAPY-INDUCED NEUTROPENIA

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Apr 11, 2019

Neutropenia is a common, often severe adverse effect experienced by cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment. We recently spoke with Dr Lan Huang, CEO at BeyondSpring, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company to learn more about the company’s efforts to develop innovative im...

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Realising the promise of laboratory automation in biomedical research REALISING THE PROMISE OF LABORATORY AUTOMATION IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

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Apr 11, 2019

Automation offers a choice of powerful ways to design and execute high-quality laboratory research. The use of lab automation is now pervasive in biomedical labs, offering versatile platforms on which to perform an ever‑expanding array of tasks free of human errors, and a unique means to address the...

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Transforming drug discovery, development and delivery with flow chemistry TRANSFORMING DRUG DISCOVERY, DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY WITH FLOW CHEMISTRY

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Apr 11, 2019

Flow chemistry is on the rise thanks to the commercial availability of benchtop continuous flow systems that has driven widespread adoption of the technique across a broad range of applications in both academia and industry. In particular, flow chemistry is delivering significant benefits in the are...

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Federal research is important, but companies turn it into actual treatments FEDERAL RESEARCH IS IMPORTANT, BUT COMPANIES TURN IT INTO ACTUAL TREATMENTS

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Apr 11, 2019

The March 27 front-page article “Pharma giant profits from HIV drug” perpetuated a misleading narrative in the drug pricing debate. The federal government plays a vital role as our society seeks to conquer disease and alleviate human suffering. Its support of basic research expands our s...

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Janssen’s HIV Drug Symtuza Shows Long-Term Effect in Late Stage Trial JANSSEN’S HIV DRUG SYMTUZA SHOWS LONG-TERM EFFECT IN LATE STAGE TRIAL

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Apr 11, 2019

Less than one year ago, Janssen’s Symtuza got the green light from U.S. regulators as a treatment for HIV-1. This morning, the company presented new data that the medication provided sustained treatment through 48 weeks. At the 13th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV in Miami,...

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Immuron To Pursue Clinical Development Through FDA For IMM-124E As TD Drug IMMURON TO PURSUE CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH FDA FOR IMM-124E AS TD DRUG

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Apr 11, 2019

Immuron Limited (ASX: IMC)  is a biopharmaceutical sector company with operations in Australia. The group is also engaged in the commercialization and development of oral immunoglobulin therapeutics for the treatment of gut mediated diseases. The company today, on 11th April 2019, announced pla...

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Tetra Bio-Pharma and Ovensa Will Engage in a Collaboration to Tackle Brain Cancer TETRA BIO-PHARMA AND OVENSA WILL ENGAGE IN A COLLABORATION TO TACKLE BRAIN CANCER

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Apr 11, 2019

OTTAWA, April 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: TBP) (OTCQB: TBPMF), today announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Ovensa Inc. (“Ovensa”) to evaluate TRIOZAN™, a proprietary n...

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Enesi Pharma and University of Oxford collaborate to target plague with a novel ImplaVax®-enabled adenovirus-based solid dose vaccine ENESI PHARMA AND UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD COLLABORATE TO TARGET PLAGUE WITH A NOVEL IMPLAVAX®-ENABLED ADENOVIRUS-BASED SOLID DOSE VACCINE

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Apr 10, 2019

Enesi Pharma (“Enesi”), an innovative pharmaceutical company developing unique injectable solid dose drug-device vaccine products and scientists at the world-renowned Oxford Vaccine Group (“OVG”) at the University of Oxford, announce they have entered into a collaborative agr...

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New HIV vaccine could expose latent virus and kill it NEW HIV VACCINE COULD EXPOSE LATENT VIRUS AND KILL IT

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Apr 09, 2019

Antiretroviral therapy may soon be obsolete, as scientists have successfully used immune cells to kick the dormant form of HIV out of its hiding place and destroy it. The findings may soon lead to an HIV vaccine. According to recent estimates, around 1.1 millionpeople in the United States have HIV. ...

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Cancer: CANCER: 'OFF-THE-SHELF' STEM CELL TREATMENT ENTERS CLINICAL TRIAL

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Apr 09, 2019

In a first-of-its-kind trial in the United States, researchers are testing a stem cell-derived natural killer cell immunotherapy in people with incurable cancer. Cancer follows heart disease as the secondbiggest killer worldwide. In the United States, an estimated 606,880 people will die due to canc...

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4 pharma companies saved $7 billion from GOP tax law 4 PHARMA COMPANIES SAVED $7 BILLION FROM GOP TAX LAW

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Apr 09, 2019

Four pharmaceutical companies — Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Merck and Abbott Laboratories — collectively kept $7 billion in tax savings in 2018 due to Republicans' 2017 corporate tax overhaul, according to a new Oxfam report. The bottom line: Oxfam's results mirror our reporti...

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Demand that pregnant mares stop being tortured to collect their urine for Pfizer DEMAND THAT PREGNANT MARES STOP BEING TORTURED TO COLLECT THEIR URINE FOR PFIZER

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Apr 08, 2019

The hormone replacement drug Premarin comes from pregnant mares' urine — that's how the drug got its name. But in order for the giant pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer to create Premarin, first it needs to make sure it has access to lots of pregnant horses. These mares are repeatedly i...

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Veratrak wants to digitise the pharmaceutical supply chain VERATRAK WANTS TO DIGITISE THE PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Apr 08, 2019

Veratrak, a London-based startup that aims to digitise the pharmaceutical supply chain, has picked up £1 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Force Over Mass, with participation from Seedcamp, Ascension Ventures, Blockchain Valley Ventures and TrueSight Ventures. A number of individua...

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The absurdly high cost of insulin, explained THE ABSURDLY HIGH COST OF INSULIN, EXPLAINED

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Apr 08, 2019

When inventor Frederick Banting discovered insulin in 1923, he refused to put his name on the patent. He felt it was unethical for a doctor to profit from a discovery that would save lives. Banting’s co-inventors, James Collip and Charles Best, sold the insulin patent to the University of Toro...

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In Pharma value chain, PBMs manage to benefit IN PHARMA VALUE CHAIN, PBMS MANAGE TO BENEFIT

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Apr 08, 2019

As 2020 Democratic presidential aspirants lean into their game of one-upsmanship on policies that would slow medical progress and undermine the U.S. biopharmaceutical industry, it’s a relief to see the Senate convene a hearing Tuesday on the self-dealing middlemen in the drug delivery system w...

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Diabetes: Could targeting this protein prevent hypoglycemia? DIABETES: COULD TARGETING THIS PROTEIN PREVENT HYPOGLYCEMIA?

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Apr 08, 2019

People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who take insulin have a higher risk of developing hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Now, a study of how a protein works in the pancreas could lead to new treatments for protecting against the potentially life-threatening condition. Researchers may have found a w...

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Leveraging the Role of AI for More Successful Clinical Trials LEVERAGING THE ROLE OF AI FOR MORE SUCCESSFUL CLINICAL TRIALS

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Apr 04, 2019

The pharmaceutical industry spends billions on R&D each year. Clinical trials require tremendous amounts of effort, from identifying sites and enrolling patients to overseeing research functions and coordinating trial logistics. Trials often run over budget or are delayed because of a number of ...

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10 Unusual Applications of CRISPR Gene Editing 10 UNUSUAL APPLICATIONS OF CRISPR GENE EDITING

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Apr 04, 2019

CRISPR has been all over the news in the past couple of years, and with reason. This gene editing tool is making gene editing easier and faster than ever, and the possibilities it has opened go well beyond human health. You might have heard of the tremendous potential CRISPR could have in treating d...

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Is the FDA Misleading Congress About the Safety of Imported Medicines? IS THE FDA MISLEADING CONGRESS ABOUT THE SAFETY OF IMPORTED MEDICINES?

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Apr 04, 2019

Properly licensed foreign pharmacies help Americans access medicines that they can’t afford here. Counterfeit drug makers and sellers, fentanyl and opioid dealers, and dangerous pharmacy websites are worthy targets of serious regulatory or criminal enforcement actions. There’s no gray th...

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How a self-learning Ontology benefits Pharma and Life Sciences? HOW A SELF-LEARNING ONTOLOGY BENEFITS PHARMA AND LIFE SCIENCES?

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Apr 03, 2019

Every domain has its own language. The same word used in different domains can have totally different meanings. In fact, the same word can mean two separate things for different subdomains, eg. in science, hedgehog is both animal and protein. Moreover, domain language is dominated by abbreviations a...

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A new wearable device may detect cancer with more precision A NEW WEARABLE DEVICE MAY DETECT CANCER WITH MORE PRECISION

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Apr 01, 2019

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed and are now testing a device they call "the epitome of precision medicine" that detects cancer in circulating blood. "Nobody wants to have a biopsy," says Dr. Daniel Hayes, the Stuart B. Padnos, Professor of Breast Cancer...

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This drug failed to treat cancer, but it could improve dementia THIS DRUG FAILED TO TREAT CANCER, BUT IT COULD IMPROVE DEMENTIA

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Mar 29, 2019

Dementia — an umbrella term for various neurodegenerative conditions involving memory loss and other forms of cognitive impairment — is hard to treat because its causes remain unknown. Researchers, however, are making painstaking progress. Dr. Kenneth Kosik, the Harriman Professor of Neu...

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Kick-starting the immune response – the shifting landscape of immuno-oncology KICK-STARTING THE IMMUNE RESPONSE – THE SHIFTING LANDSCAPE OF IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY

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Mar 29, 2019

The landscape of cancer treatment has changed dramatically in the last seven years, beginning with the approval of Ipilmumab in 2011, the first immunotherapy drug. Efforts to unsheathe the tumour cells of their protective microenvironment and expose them to an active immune response have delivered s...

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Digital medicine startups are booming. What are the side effects? DIGITAL MEDICINE STARTUPS ARE BOOMING. WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?

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Mar 29, 2019

If you’re on Instagram or if you’ve taken the New York City subway lately, chances are you’ve heard of Hims, the men’s health and wellness company with a penchant for advertisements featuring suggestive cacti and eggplants against pastel backgrounds. The web-based startup tar...

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MAKING MORE DRUGS AVAILABLE ‘OVER THE COUNTER’ WOULD BE A WIN FOR THE PUBLIC AND THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM MAKING MORE DRUGS AVAILABLE ‘OVER THE COUNTER’ WOULD BE A WIN FOR THE PUBLIC AND THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

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Mar 28, 2019

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is currently looking to expand the list of medicines available “over the counter” – that is, via a pharmacist without a prescription. If these changes get off the ground, we could soon be able to head straight to the pharmacy for a range o...

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Grupo Fleury Streamlines Demand Planning with FICO Platform GRUPO FLEURY STREAMLINES DEMAND PLANNING WITH FICO PLATFORM

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Mar 28, 2019

Grupo Fleury, one of Brazil’s largest diagnostic medicine companies, has created an automated demand planning management platform – the Fleury Forecaster.  Using FICO® Xpress Insight, Group Fleury has slashed the time needed to create a sales forecast. Forecasts have also become...

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Taking a Closer Look at Microbial-Environmental Interactions With Cryo-EM TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT MICROBIAL-ENVIRONMENTAL INTERACTIONS WITH CRYO-EM

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Mar 28, 2019

No microbe is an island. Understanding how they interact with each other and their surrounding environment is important to harness their beneficial properties and combat harmful behavior.
Observing microbes at the molecular and even individual protein level can reveal the details of how micro...

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AI and Machine Learning in the European Pharmaceutical Industry AI AND MACHINE LEARNING IN THE EUROPEAN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 28, 2019

Accenture reports that in 2017, the 16 top biopharmaceutical companies in the world had an aggregate global revenue of $428 billion, which was nearly half the global pharmaceutical market by net sales. The report also revealed a shift to specialty drugs for hard-to-treat diseases. AI has numerous ap...

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How AI could spur drug development HOW AI COULD SPUR DRUG DEVELOPMENT

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Mar 28, 2019

Using artificial intelligence in drug design would give pharmaceutical research a boost, says Gisbert Schneider. In the medium term, computers could even carry out experiments autonomously. Designing drugs is a complex and challenging task. How do you create effective new medicines without adverse s...

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Is this a better way to deliver drugs to the brain? IS THIS A BETTER WAY TO DELIVER DRUGS TO THE BRAIN?

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Mar 28, 2019

The blood-brain barrier is a protective layer that surrounds the brain. Its main function is to prevent potentially harmful agents from leaking into this organ. However, it can also stop certain therapeutic drugs from reaching their target. The blood-brain barrier prevents antitumor drugs and t...

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Knee osteoarthritis: A low-carb diet may relieve symptoms KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS: A LOW-CARB DIET MAY RELIEVE SYMPTOMS

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Mar 27, 2019

A randomized controlled study finds that a diet low in carbs can relieve pain for people who have knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most widespread form of arthritis among older adults in the United States. Knee osteoarthritis, in particular, affects about 10 percent of men and 13 percent o...

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Why do antidepressants fail for some? WHY DO ANTIDEPRESSANTS FAIL FOR SOME?

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Mar 27, 2019

Research has revealed a biological explanation for why some people with depression do not respond to a class of antidepressants that doctors commonly prescribe. It has to do with fundamental differences in the nerve cells that produce and use serotonin.

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India aspiring malaria-free status: the long and short of it INDIA ASPIRING MALARIA-FREE STATUS: THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT

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Mar 26, 2019

India is historically a malaria endemic country. It holds the distinction of being the site of the discovery by Noble Prize winner Sir Ronal Ross that established the malaria parasite cycle through Anopheles mosquitoes as the definitive host, and the spectacular success of malaria control during the...

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How to Kick the Bad Habit of Smoking with Ayurveda HOW TO KICK THE BAD HABIT OF SMOKING WITH AYURVEDA

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Mar 26, 2019

Smoking is bad for the health of the smoker as well as those surrounding him. The cigarette is said to have over 600 ingredients in them which includes harmful substances such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, lead, acetone, and tar, etc. Since smoking is known to cause serious health ailments like ...

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Why your household dust could fuel the growth of fat cells WHY YOUR HOUSEHOLD DUST COULD FUEL THE GROWTH OF FAT CELLS

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Mar 26, 2019

Researchers have found that the dust in our households may harbor numerous chemicals that may accelerate the development of fat cells, potentially contributing to obesity. In recent years, researchers and international policymakers have expressed concerns about the effects of endocrine-disrupti...

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Keto diet: New study unearths sex differences KETO DIET: NEW STUDY UNEARTHS SEX DIFFERENCES

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Mar 26, 2019

In recent years, the ketogenic diet has become increasingly popular with people who want to lose weight quickly. A new study asks whether this dietary pattern works as well in females as it does in males. Experts originally designed the ketogenic diet, which people often refer to as the keto diet, a...

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5 Second Squeeze Test Provides Snapshot of Groin Function 5 SECOND SQUEEZE TEST PROVIDES SNAPSHOT OF GROIN FUNCTION

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Mar 26, 2019

Five seconds is enough to assess the status of a hockey player’s groin. For the first time, a simple field test called the five-second squeeze test, has been used on ice-hockey players to see if it can indicate current hip/groin function and hip muscle strength. According to the new study from...

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Can You “Catch” Cancer? CAN YOU “CATCH” CANCER?

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Mar 26, 2019

Billions worldwide are infected with tropical worms. Unsurprisingly, most of these people live in poor countries, kept poor by the effects of worm-related malnourishment. What may surprise many is that worms also cause the majority of cases of some cancers in these countries. Published in Frontiers ...

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Pharmaceutical manufacturing: the cold truth PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING: THE COLD TRUTH

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Mar 26, 2019

Low-temperature reactions are widely used in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Temperatures of approximately -80°C are sufficiently cold for most cGMP requirements, but as Chris Johnson, managing director of miniature bearing supplier SMB Bearings explains, these extreme temperatures create design c...

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B Vitamins Slow Alzheimer B VITAMINS SLOW ALZHEIMER'S AND GREY MATTER LOSS

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Mar 25, 2019

The researchers – from Oxford's Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences - conducted a clinical trial with 156 elderly patients who had mild cognitive impairment and a high risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The researchers randomized the patients and for two years, gave on...

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Anatomy of a Science Study Censorship ANATOMY OF A SCIENCE STUDY CENSORSHIP

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Mar 25, 2019

It's not often that veterinary research is so controversial that it falls into the jaws of censorship zealots. That is exactly what happened recently, however, when editors at a science journal suddenly turned on a small Spanish sheep study which they had already peer-reviewed and published and ...

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Why too much vitamin D can be a bad thing WHY TOO MUCH VITAMIN D CAN BE A BAD THING

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Mar 25, 2019

A new study on the effects of vitamin D found that too much may lead to slower reaction times and increase the risk of falling among older people. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that helps build and maintain healthy bones and teeth. Without this, our bodies cannot absorb calcium, which is the mai...

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Ketogenic Diet May Not Be Beneficial for Females KETOGENIC DIET MAY NOT BE BENEFICIAL FOR FEMALES

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Mar 25, 2019

The ketogenic diet recently has been touted for weight loss and improving blood sugar control, but a new study finds that females fail to show these metabolic benefits on this high-fat, very low-carbohydrate diet. Results of the animal study will be presented Sunday, March 24 at the Endocrine Societ...

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Calculating Gestational Age With Metabolomics CALCULATING GESTATIONAL AGE WITH METABOLOMICS

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Mar 25, 2019

Sadly, preterm death is one of the leading causes of death among children under five years of age. To develop a solution, it is imperative that scientists can measure the extent of the issue at a population level across the globe. In underdeveloped countries where pregnant women do not have routine ...

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6 Real-World Uses for IoT in the Pharma Industry 6 REAL-WORLD USES FOR IOT IN THE PHARMA INDUSTRY

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Mar 25, 2019

In an Internet of Things (IoT) world, objects – from doorknobs to pill capsules – have computerized eyes and brains which can talk to each other and to us. That might sound like the beginning of a sci-fi horror story, but what it actually means is that there are more sources of useful in...

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Cystic fibrosis: Existing drug may improve lung function CYSTIC FIBROSIS: EXISTING DRUG MAY IMPROVE LUNG FUNCTION

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Mar 24, 2019

Researchers say a drug that is already available on the market can help those affected by cystic fibrosis. Amphotericin, which is an antifungal medication, might help people with cystic fibrosis fight the chronic bacterial lung infections that tend to occur with this disease, according to a rec...

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One Serving of Greens Daily Slows Brain Aging by Over a Decade ONE SERVING OF GREENS DAILY SLOWS BRAIN AGING BY OVER A DECADE

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Mar 24, 2019

Are memory loss and decreased brain power inevitable as we age? Many people in their 40s, 50s and beyond are told that it is and there is nothing that can be done about it. Is that true? Of course, not Steps can be taken to not only stop memory loss but also reverse it. Here is a simple step. New re...

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Could prescription vegetables be the future of healthcare? COULD PRESCRIPTION VEGETABLES BE THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE?

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Mar 23, 2019

The authors of a new study conclude that healthful food prescriptions in Medicare and Medicaid would be more cost-effective after 5 years than preventive drug treatments. Medicare and Medicaid are the two largest healthcare programs in the United States. Approximately 57 million people received cove...

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To Reach Mars, We Need Biotechnology TO REACH MARS, WE NEED BIOTECHNOLOGY

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Mar 23, 2019

As we prepare for long-distance space travel and life on Mars, biotechnology could be the only possible solution to make spaceships no longer dependent on Earth’s constant supply. “As human beings, we need a constant supply of oxygen. We need constant access to nutritious food, clean wat...

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Post-translational Modifications in Biopharmaceuticals POST-TRANSLATIONAL MODIFICATIONS IN BIOPHARMACEUTICALS

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Mar 22, 2019

The growing market for biopharmaceuticals1 brings new challenges for drug developers and manufacturers in assuring product quality and safety, and much of this can be attributed to product variability caused by post-translational modifications (PTMs).

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Can we treat leishmaniasis with tiny magnets? CAN WE TREAT LEISHMANIASIS WITH TINY MAGNETS?

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Mar 22, 2019

Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) remains one of the most neglected of the neglected tropical diseases or NTDs. CL is caused by infection with the protozoan parasite Leishmania which is spread by the bite of an infected sand fly and resides inside human macrophages.

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Paving the path towards precision medicine PAVING THE PATH TOWARDS PRECISION MEDICINE

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Mar 21, 2019

University of Otago scientists have discovered a way to view the immune cell ‘landscape’ of bowel cancer tumors, paving the way towards more individualized medicine and treatment for many other diseases in the future. The scientists have shown the incredible diversity of immune cells tha...

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Poor Sleep Linked To Cardiovascular Disease POOR SLEEP LINKED TO CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

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Mar 21, 2019

If you’ve spoken with your doctor about protecting your heart health, you likely received advice about eating well and starting an exercise routine. But a recent study suggests there’s another way to help: get a good night’s sleep. Previous research has suggested a link between poo...

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Brexit’s effect on the biopharmaceutical lifecycle BREXIT’S EFFECT ON THE BIOPHARMACEUTICAL LIFECYCLE

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Mar 21, 2019

Despite the nature of this event, there is still a great deal of uncertainty around how it will happen, when and if indeed it will happen at all. Add to this that there is still no real clarity on the consequences of Brexit if and when it happens not for the public, not for businesses, and certainly...

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Drug discovery from the age of information to the age of intelligence DRUG DISCOVERY FROM THE AGE OF INFORMATION TO THE AGE OF INTELLIGENCE

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Mar 20, 2019

Data drives drug discovery, yet it continues to be among the biggest challenges faced by the industry. Experiments are often not repeatable and data interpretation is subject to the biases and limitations of human beings. There are many reasons that molecules fail to become marketed drugs. In o...

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Scanning Study a Stepping Stone for Cognitive Impairment Research SCANNING STUDY A STEPPING STONE FOR COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT RESEARCH

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Mar 20, 2019

Using strong and targeted but noninvasive magnets at specific sites in the brains of people with and without mild learning and memory problems, Johns Hopkins researchers report they were able to detect differences in the concentrations of brain chemicals that transmit messages between neurons. The s...

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Mass Spec Study Backs Remarkable Parkinson MASS SPEC STUDY BACKS REMARKABLE PARKINSON'S SMELL TEST

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Mar 20, 2019

A skin swab test for Parkinson's has become a real possibility after mass spectrometry was used to detect altered levels of specific compounds on the skin of people with the condition. The research is a result of the incredible ability of one woman to detect a unique odor on the skin of people w...

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Big Data in Pharmaceutical: Top Trends Transforming Medicine BIG DATA IN PHARMACEUTICAL: TOP TRENDS TRANSFORMING MEDICINE

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Mar 20, 2019

After transforming the face of Marketing, Sales, and Service, Big Data is extending its reach and impact into other industries. While industries such as Automation, Oil and Gas, Metallurgy, Military, Education, and Hospitality have been faster than the rest in adopting and promoting Big Data applica...

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10 minutes of leisurely activity per week may lower death risk 10 MINUTES OF LEISURELY ACTIVITY PER WEEK MAY LOWER DEATH RISK

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Mar 20, 2019

New research suggests that adults over the age of 40 who engage in leisurely physical activity such as dancing, gardening, or going for a walk for even a short amount of time each week may have a lower risk of death from multiple causes. Previous research has shown that engaging even in low-lev...

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When It Comes to Hiring PhDs, Private Sector and Academia Are About Even WHEN IT COMES TO HIRING PHDS, PRIVATE SECTOR AND ACADEMIA ARE ABOUT EVEN

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Mar 20, 2019

For years, the biggest employers of science and engineering PhDs have been academic institutions. For example, according to the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)’s biennial Survey of Doctoral Recipients, academia employed 11 percent more PhDs than the private sector in 1997. The NSF Surve...

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Mobile DNA element found in mosquito parasite has potential for infectious disease control MOBILE DNA ELEMENT FOUND IN MOSQUITO PARASITE HAS POTENTIAL FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL

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Mar 20, 2019

Controlling mosquito-borne illnesses, such as Dengue or West Nile virus, has historically been difficult due to a lack of effective vaccines and concerns about the environmental impact of insecticides. Thus, scientists have turned to manipulating Wolbachia, a parasitic bacterium within mosquitoes, a...

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Doctors Reverse Decades Old Aspirin Recommendation: Deadly Risks Outweigh Benefits for Heart Disease & Stroke DOCTORS REVERSE DECADES OLD ASPIRIN RECOMMENDATION: DEADLY RISKS OUTWEIGH BENEFITS FOR HEART DISEASE & STROKE

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Mar 19, 2019

New cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines submitted jointly by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Associated and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology contradict decades of routine medical advice by explicitly advising against the daily use of l...

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How destroying a tumor promoter could lead to new cancer treatments HOW DESTROYING A TUMOR PROMOTER COULD LEAD TO NEW CANCER TREATMENTS

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Mar 19, 2019

Scientists have cracked a cell mechanism that drives tumor formation in most types of cancer. This finding could lead to much-needed new therapies for cancer, including the hard-to-treat triple-negative breast cancer. The discovery concerns the molecular activity of the tumor suppressor protein...

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Refugee Women Have Healthier Pregnancies Than US Women — Why? An Unhealthy US Culture REFUGEE WOMEN HAVE HEALTHIER PREGNANCIES THAN US WOMEN — WHY? AN UNHEALTHY US CULTURE

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Mar 19, 2019

African refugee women experience healthier pregnancies than women born in the United States, despite receiving less prenatal care, found a recent University at Buffalo study. Compared to U.S.-born black and white women, African refugee women had fewer pre-pregnancy health risks, fewer preterm births...

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Unique Gene Mutations in Hereditable Heart Disease UNIQUE GENE MUTATIONS IN HEREDITABLE HEART DISEASE

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Mar 19, 2019

In a new study from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, researchers have identified eight new gene mutations that may cause or contribute to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease not caused by known external influences, such as high blood pressure, ob...

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Cell line development global market drivers, trends and its impact on improving biologics development from early phase CELL LINE DEVELOPMENT GLOBAL MARKET DRIVERS, TRENDS AND ITS IMPACT ON IMPROVING BIOLOGICS DEVELOPMENT FROM EARLY PHASE

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Mar 19, 2019

Cell line development is a major step for examining the efficiency of drug discovery, toxicity, and in-vitro testing. It reduces time, effort and cost, which minimizes the chance of research drugs failing at the clinical trial stage. This stage involves the production of recombinant proteins such as...

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Direct-to-Stomach Drug Release Could Reduce TB Burden DIRECT-TO-STOMACH DRUG RELEASE COULD REDUCE TB BURDEN

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Mar 19, 2019

Tuberculosis is one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases: One-third of the world’s population is infected with TB, and more than 1 million people die from the disease every year. One reason TB is so pervasive is that treatment requires a six-month course of daily antibiotics, whi...

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Do standing desks really help you lose weight? DO STANDING DESKS REALLY HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?

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Mar 19, 2019

New research, published in the journal Applied Ergonomics, reviews the health benefits of sit-stand desks. Heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and premature death are only some of the adverse effects associated with a sedentary lifestyle. A recent study found that excessive sitting may ...

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Study Ties Common Heartburn Medications to Kidney Disease STUDY TIES COMMON HEARTBURN MEDICATIONS TO KIDNEY DISEASE

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Mar 19, 2019

Common medications prescribed to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers are linked to increased risks for kidney failure and chronic kidney disease, found a recent University at Buffalo study. Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI), a group of drugs that reduce the production of stomach acid, increase...

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Heart disease and depression: Scientists find missing link HEART DISEASE AND DEPRESSION: SCIENTISTS FIND MISSING LINK

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Mar 19, 2019

Researchers already recognized the link between depression and heart disease. However, until recently, the mechanisms explaining it remained a mystery. A new study reveals that stress-induced inflammation may explain why mental and cardiovascular health is so intimately related.

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Light and sound therapy may boost brain function LIGHT AND SOUND THERAPY MAY BOOST BRAIN FUNCTION

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Mar 19, 2019

New research in mice reveals that an innovative light and sound stimulation therapy can clear toxic plaque buildup in the brain and reduce some of the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and impaired cognitive functioning. The hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in the brain include the format...

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What causes a red spot on the eye? WHAT CAUSES A RED SPOT ON THE EYE?

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Mar 19, 2019

A red spot on the eye may look worrying, but it is rarely a medical emergency. Usually, a red spot on the eye occurs when blood collects under the conjunctiva due to a subconjunctival hemorrhage. The conjunctiva is the transparent membrane that covers the surface of the eye. The conjunctiva contains...

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Flow Chemistry: Successfully Transitioning From Lab to Production FLOW CHEMISTRY: SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITIONING FROM LAB TO PRODUCTION

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Mar 19, 2019

As continuous flow technology takes center stage, we are seeing a transformation in chemical production. To learn more about the transition away from batch-wise approaches to chemical reactions, the advantages, and challenges of using flow technology, and how its adoption has impacted the industry w...

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Doctors could detect brain disorders in seconds with sensor DOCTORS COULD DETECT BRAIN DISORDERS IN SECONDS WITH SENSOR

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Mar 19, 2019

Using nanotechnology, UCF researchers have developed the first rapid detector for dopamine, a chemical that is believed to play a role in various diseases such as Parkinson's, depression and some cancers. Studies show too much dopamine could be associated with some cancers, while low dopamine co...

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THE PROTECTIVE EFFECT OF GILBERT SYNDROME THE PROTECTIVE EFFECT OF GILBERT SYNDROME

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Mar 19, 2019

Rare diseases do not always lead to restricted and shorter life spans. Sometimes they can actually help improve survival. Not everyone suffering from a rare disease faces a debilitated or shorter life. Consider Gilbert syndrome (GS), a hereditary condition that is usually mild and, ironically, a pro...

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7 Artificial Intelligence Pharma Applications You Should Be Aware of in 2019 7 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PHARMA APPLICATIONS YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF IN 2019

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Mar 19, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) has turned into a great tool for the pharma industry. It’s helping with drug discovery, rare disease detection, high-quality analytics, clinical trial patient enrollment, personalized patient care and more. According to Statista, artificial intelligence revenue fro...

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3 trends in lab procurement strategies for life science organizations 3 TRENDS IN LAB PROCUREMENT STRATEGIES FOR LIFE SCIENCE ORGANIZATIONS

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Mar 18, 2019

As a procurement planner in the competitive life sciences sector, how do you ensure your organization adapts swiftly to the rapidly changing demands of customers and stakeholders? Whether supporting a CRO, pharmaceutical company, clinical lab, biotech business or academic department, procurement tea...

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Artificial Intelligence – A boon to Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – A BOON TO PHARMACEUTICALS AND HEALTHCARE

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Mar 18, 2019

Over the last few years, Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning have become widely discussed topics in the area of pharmaceuticals, healthcare and life sciences. A lot of pharmaceuticals companies and healthcare organizations express significant interests in possible new opportunities associat...

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TRENDING TOPICS: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TRENDING TOPICS: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Mar 18, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a hot topic in the research world, and for good reason. The promises made by AI optimists are exciting, from AI drug discovery to robot doctors as good as any human physician. AI pessimists are quick to point out that we have a long, maybe impossibly long, way to go b...

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Bridging The Policy-Practice Divide In Genome-Editing For Agriculture BRIDGING THE POLICY-PRACTICE DIVIDE IN GENOME-EDITING FOR AGRICULTURE

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Mar 18, 2019

Regulation of emerging technology such as genome editing has mainly focused on responding to the consequences of innovation. The classical regulatory model of “identification-quantification-assessment-safety management” takes a risk-oriented approach to regulation of emerging technology ...

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The 15 Biotech Companies in Portugal You Should Know THE 15 BIOTECH COMPANIES IN PORTUGAL YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Mar 18, 2019

Portugal has a rich biotech ecosystem that is rapidly growing, despite sometimes being ovelooked compared with other countries in Europe. These are the companies driving forth innovation in the country.  In recent years, the biotech industry has boomed in Portugal, with some big success stories...

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Lab Automation In-Depth Focus 2019 LAB AUTOMATION IN-DEPTH FOCUS 2019

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Mar 18, 2019

In this In-Depth Focus: realising the promise of laboratory automation in biomedical research, drug discovery from the age of information to the age of intelligence, and transforming drug discovery, development and delivery with flow chemistry.

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Can maternal exposure to carbon black nanoparticles affect male fertility? CAN MATERNAL EXPOSURE TO CARBON BLACK NANOPARTICLES AFFECT MALE FERTILITY?

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Mar 18, 2019

Carbon black nanoparticles are manufactured for use in rubber products, as a color pigment in plastics, paint, and ink and used to model exposure to air pollution particles. These particles have been shown to have toxic effects and previous mice studies have shown that maternal exposure can affect t...

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Recruitment of pregnant women in randomized trials: What could hold us back? RECRUITMENT OF PREGNANT WOMEN IN RANDOMIZED TRIALS: WHAT COULD HOLD US BACK?

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Mar 18, 2019

For many years, members of the Dutch Consortium for Healthcare Evaluation and Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology (NVOG Consortium) have been working on the improvement of care for patients with threatened preterm birth. One of the research topics, the safety, and effectiveness of labor-suppressin...

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Higher cholesterol, egg consumption linked to heart disease HIGHER CHOLESTEROL, EGG CONSUMPTION LINKED TO HEART DISEASE

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Mar 18, 2019

A recent study has linked higher consumption of eggs or dietary cholesterol to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death. The finding is likely to rekindle the debate on eggs and heart health. For example, the new study seems to contradict the decision in the United States to ...

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Coffee chemicals could curb prostate cancer COFFEE CHEMICALS COULD CURB PROSTATE CANCER

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Mar 18, 2019

Following a series of experiments, researchers conclude that two compounds found in coffee might help slow the growth of prostate cancer cells. Although the findings are preliminary, they are encouraging. Coffee is one of the most popular drinks on the planet and is a complex cocktail. In fact, coff...

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Groundbreaking blood test detects fibromyalgia GROUNDBREAKING BLOOD TEST DETECTS FIBROMYALGIA

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Mar 18, 2019

New research finds an accurate way of diagnosing fibromyalgia and differentiating it from other related conditions. Using blood samples and innovative techniques, scientists have detected a "molecular fingerprint" that is unique to the condition. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition th...

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Common blood pressure drug may increase cardiac arrest risk COMMON BLOOD PRESSURE DRUG MAY INCREASE CARDIAC ARREST RISK

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Mar 18, 2019

A preliminary study concludes that a drug that doctors commonly prescribe to treat angina and blood pressure might increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops pumping blood around the body. If a person does not receive treatment, cardiac arrest can be ...

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Alzheimer ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: AN EYE TEST COULD PROVIDE EARLY WARNING

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Mar 18, 2019

In the future, a doctor might be able to tell whether someone is heading toward Alzheimer's disease not by carrying out expensive brain scans, but during an eye exam. A new study paper in the journal Ophthalmology Retina outlines research that took place at Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC. The res...

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A Career Conversation With the Accidental Medical Writer A CAREER CONVERSATION WITH THE ACCIDENTAL MEDICAL WRITER

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Mar 18, 2019

Are you familiar with the medical writing profession? If not, you could be missing out on one of the most flexible and rewarding careers in life sciences. A few months ago, we spoke with seasoned recruiting professionals and profiled the top 10 non-traditional careers for life science professionals....

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How pharmacy schools can better represent minority ethnic students HOW PHARMACY SCHOOLS CAN BETTER REPRESENT MINORITY ETHNIC STUDENTS

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Mar 18, 2019

In a report published by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) last year, disparities in performance were observed between students of different ethnicities sitting the preregistration exam. Alarmingly, students of black African ethnicity continued to have the lowest pass rates compared with oth...

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Cosmetic surgery is on the rise, new data reveal COSMETIC SURGERY IS ON THE RISE, NEW DATA REVEAL

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Mar 17, 2019

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has published new statistics that reveal recent trends in body-shaping procedures. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), almost 18 million people underwent surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the United States i...

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Skin moisturizer could reduce risk of disease SKIN MOISTURIZER COULD REDUCE RISK OF DISEASE

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Mar 17, 2019

According to a small pilot study, moisturizing our skin might reduce the risk of developing a range of chronic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and even Alzheimer's disease. The skin is our largest organ. One of its primary functions, of course, is to protect our insides from the d...

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Metagenomics may provide answers to irritable bowels, asthma attacks and body odor METAGENOMICS MAY PROVIDE ANSWERS TO IRRITABLE BOWELS, ASTHMA ATTACKS AND BODY ODOR

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Mar 16, 2019

The "first" genomics era began with the landmark Human Genome Project, which launched in 1990 and was completed in 2003, leading to the sequencing of the 20,000-25,000 human genes. It gave birth to an omics revolution and, by necessity, a series of increasingly sophisticated technologies a...

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HOW READY ARE YOUR CLEANROOMS FOR ANNEX 1 UPDATES? HOW READY ARE YOUR CLEANROOMS FOR ANNEX 1 UPDATES?

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Mar 15, 2019

More than 10 years have passed since the last revision of the Annex 1 of the EU GMP Guideline for the manufacture of sterile medicinal products. With the revised document set for release later on this year, the updates significantly impact QC/QA and all laboratory activities, more so now than in pre...

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Manganese and Parkinson MANGANESE AND PARKINSON'S: MECHANISM MAY EXPLAIN LINK

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Mar 15, 2019

New research, published in the journal Science Signaling, details the mechanism through which exposure to manganese can trigger protein misfolding in the brain which may, in turn, lead to Parkinson's-like symptoms. The findings may enable an earlier diagnosis of the neurological condition.

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Brain Wave Stimulation May Improve Alzheimer’s Symptoms BRAIN WAVE STIMULATION MAY IMPROVE ALZHEIMER’S SYMPTOMS

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Mar 15, 2019

By exposing mice to a unique combination of light and sound, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can improve cognitive and memory impairments similar to those seen in Alzheimer’s patients. This noninvasive treatment, which works by inducing brain waves known as gamma oscillations, also gr...

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Lower Brain Connectivity Makes the Working Day Tougher for Night Owls LOWER BRAIN CONNECTIVITY MAKES THE WORKING DAY TOUGHER FOR NIGHT OWLS

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Mar 15, 2019

Did you wake up bright and bushy-tailed this World Sleep Day? Or did you throw your slippers at your 6.30AM alarm and then fall back asleep whilst having a shower? If the latter option seems more familiar, you might consider yourself a night owl. New research from the University of Birmingham explai...

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Green Tea Cuts Obesity, Health Risks In Mice GREEN TEA CUTS OBESITY, HEALTH RISKS IN MICE

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Mar 15, 2019

Green tea cut obesity and a number of inflammatory biomarkers linked with poor health in a new study. Mice fed a diet of 2 percent green tea extract fared far better than those that ate a diet without it, a finding that has prompted an upcoming study of green tea’s potential benefits in people...

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Agilent Aids Infant Nutrition AGILENT AIDS INFANT NUTRITION

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Mar 14, 2019

Undernutrition contributes to almost half of all deaths in children under the age of five. (WHO) Agilent is helping to counteract this in a highly innovative way. The World Health Organization recommends to exclusively breastfeed babies from birth to six months of age. (WHO).  This would provid...

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New PTSD blood test could aid prevention and treatment NEW PTSD BLOOD TEST COULD AID PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

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Mar 14, 2019

Breakthrough research has yielded a cluster of genetic markers that could form the basis of a blood test for PTSD. Scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis suggest that their findings could lead to more accurate diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). "...

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Ovarian cancer: New drug may prevent recurrence OVARIAN CANCER: NEW DRUG MAY PREVENT RECURRENCE

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Mar 14, 2019

New research in mice identifies a compound that prevents ovarian cancer recurrence by eradicating the cancer stem-like cells that conventional chemotherapy leaves behind. According to the National Cancer Institute, there were over 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States in 2018....

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Non-invasive imaging for small airway lung disease NON-INVASIVE IMAGING FOR SMALL AIRWAY LUNG DISEASE

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Mar 14, 2019

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the US, with approximately 16 million Americans currently affected. Researchers at the University of Michigan have reported on the ability of Parametric Response Mapping (PRM), a relatively new technique, to identif...

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Napping may be as good as drugs for lowering blood pressure NAPPING MAY BE AS GOOD AS DRUGS FOR LOWERING BLOOD PRESSURE

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Mar 13, 2019

A midday nap may be just what you need, not just to boost your energy levels but also to lower high blood pressure. This, at least, is what new research from Greece suggests. When the afternoon slump hits in the middle of a busy workday, many of us may feel tempted to catch some shut-eye in a q...

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Could Alzheimer COULD ALZHEIMER'S BE A REACTION TO INFECTION?

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Mar 13, 2019

What do people fear the most about getting old? The answer is Alzheimer’s disease. Indeed, a 2014 poll conducted in the United Kingdom found that two-thirds of people over the age of 50 were worried about developing dementia, which primarily manifests in the form of Alzheimer’s disease, ...

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Seven security considerations when implementing cloud-based laboratory analytics SEVEN SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS WHEN IMPLEMENTING CLOUD-BASED LABORATORY ANALYTICS

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Mar 13, 2019

Automated lab analytics solutions are increasingly taking to the cloud to give labs real-time visibility of instrument and consumables usage. This is valuable information – for example to understand what throughput is available to scale up and complete programs in weeks and hours rather than m...

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Big Data in Pharma and Life Sciences – AI and Data Management BIG DATA IN PHARMA AND LIFE SCIENCES – AI AND DATA MANAGEMENT

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Mar 13, 2019

We’ve spoken to many leaders in healthcare and pharma over the last half a decade, and when it comes to AI, the most pressing challenge that healthcare and pharma leaders report is that they’re unsure of how to streamline and structure their data in a way that lets them build machine lea...

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How the cloud will change the pharmaceutical industry HOW THE CLOUD WILL CHANGE THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 13, 2019

How the cloud in particular stands to shift the pharmaceutical industry and why these changes are so important for its future. The speed of cloud adoption has varied across industries, and whilst financial services and manufacturing are still lagging, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, after years of r...

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Righting the gender imbalance in autism studies RIGHTING THE GENDER IMBALANCE IN AUTISM STUDIES

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Mar 13, 2019

Autism doesn’t just affect boys and men, but research on the condition still predominantly focuses on them. Some scientists are finally beginning to include women and nonbinary people in their studies.

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Back to the drawing board: why pharmacists should embrace creativity in patient interactions BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD: WHY PHARMACISTS SHOULD EMBRACE CREATIVITY IN PATIENT INTERACTIONS

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Mar 13, 2019

As a pharmacy student, I spent more time in a laboratory than with actual patients. I was trained in pharmacology and mechanisms of actions, and to know the answers and think critically. But it took me years to realise that this is not enough. Patients need more from pharmacists. I am a specialist m...

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Stem Cells and Hydrogel Make Potential Osteoarthritis Treatment STEM CELLS AND HYDROGEL MAKE POTENTIAL OSTEOARTHRITIS TREATMENT

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Mar 12, 2019

Scientists from the Netherlands have received a €600,000 grant to test a treatment for osteoarthritis in humans that combines hydrogels and stem cells to help the knee joint heal. In osteoarthritis, the cartilage in joints such as the knees breaks down, causing stiffness and pain. There is no c...

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Blocking Hidden Viral Protein Shows Promise for Treating Multiple Sclerosis BLOCKING HIDDEN VIRAL PROTEIN SHOWS PROMISE FOR TREATING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

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Mar 12, 2019

An antibody that blocks the action of a hidden viral protein encoded by our genome shows encouraging signs of slowing down the progression of multiple sclerosis, according to the Swiss biotech GeNeuro which carried out the research. GeNeuro’s monoclonal antibody drug targets the hidden viral p...

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12 Fascinating Benefits and Uses of Basil Seeds 12 FASCINATING BENEFITS AND USES OF BASIL SEEDS

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Mar 12, 2019

Basil seeds aren’t just for growing basil plants you can also eat them. They look similar to sesame seeds but are black. The type that you eat typically comes from sweet basil, Ocimum basilicum, which is the plant commonly used to season foods. For this reason, the seeds are typically referred...

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NGS library prep and QC: Five expert tricks to save time and money NGS LIBRARY PREP AND QC: FIVE EXPERT TRICKS TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY

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Mar 12, 2019

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is helping to advance genomics research at an unprecedented rate. However, the process can be technically challenging, and any errors can significantly impact the reliability and accuracy of your results. NGS library preparation and QC can have a major impact on your...

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