ADAPTING A REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR THE EMERGING CANNABIS INDUSTRY

| October 1, 2019

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The diversity of products that contain cannabis means that a “one-size-fits-all” regulatory framework would be ineffective.

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Fort Dodge Animal Health

Fort Dodge Animal Health began in 1912 as a small serum manufacturer based in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Today, the company is headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., and has emerged as a leading global manufacturer of animal health products for the livestock, companion animal, equine, swine, and poultry industries. Fort Dodge is a committed partner to veterinary practitioners, livestock producers, and pet owners worldwide, and is dedicated to meeting their needs and making a difference in the future of animal health.

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Comparing HydroxyChloroquine Trials

Article | April 1, 2020

One minor side effect of the pandemic is that perhaps more people will learn about what drug research and clinical trials can really be like. Today’s example: we have a clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine from Wuhan that has just published on a preprint server. What’s good is that this one is blinded, randomized, and controlled (like the earlier hydroxychloroquine which one I blogged about here from Zhejiang University, so we can actually talk about it rather than just spend all our time wondering what the heck is going on.

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How Pharma Companies Can Scale Up Their Knowledge Discovery with Semantic Similarity Search

Article | March 6, 2020

Pharma has deep roots in human history with centuries of folk pharmaceutical knowledge offering a hit-and-miss range of natural remedies. But the industry as we know it today actually emerged in the second half of the 19th century when the world’s first factory for the sole production of medicines was found. By the late 19th and early 20th century, some chemical companies had already begun using research labs to explore the medical applications for their products. Fast forward to today and the pharmaceutical sector is a global trillion-dollar industry. However, to ensure the safety and efficacy of drugs, the process of drug discovery and development is under extensive scrutiny and control on both national and global levels.

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Merck’s Patient-Centric Clinical Trial Recruiting

Article | March 4, 2020

Everyone in pharma knows that product success depends on the results of clinical trials — but we don’t usually hear from the people who are involved in running them. Recently, four Clinical Research Managers (CRM) from Merck (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) discussed how Merck is overcoming the barriers to clinical trial recruitment by adopting a patient-centric process — a model that affects their trials top to bottom, from design through implementation. Each of the panel members manages clinical trials, serving as the main point of interaction with the Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) on research requirements, goals, and resources, including recruiting and retention.

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The Future of Pharma Beyond Blockbusters

Article | March 17, 2020

We’ve all heard the saying “treat the patient, not the disease”, and this couldn’t be truer in today’s ever-changing pharmaceutical landscape. We are living in a time of revolution – advancements in genomics and technology are improving our ability to develop precise drugs and targeted therapies, rather than focusing on a one size fits all approach. Each individual’s genetic makeup is slightly different from everyone else’s,

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Fort Dodge Animal Health

Fort Dodge Animal Health began in 1912 as a small serum manufacturer based in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Today, the company is headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., and has emerged as a leading global manufacturer of animal health products for the livestock, companion animal, equine, swine, and poultry industries. Fort Dodge is a committed partner to veterinary practitioners, livestock producers, and pet owners worldwide, and is dedicated to meeting their needs and making a difference in the future of animal health.

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