Four stand-out skills you need to move into the pharma industry

OWEN HEYWORTH | September 16, 2019

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The pharmaceutical industry is an exciting, fast-paced and ever-changing world to work in. I talk to pharmaceutical sales professionals daily, from Graduate Sales Representatives promoting ‘me too’ drugs, to Senior Sales Directors working on specialist rare disease products, and have a sound understanding of how challenging, varied and truly fascinating a role in pharmaceutical sales can be.

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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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What do you have to lose taking hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus? Potentially your life

Article | April 10, 2020

The president and some of his close advisors — desperate for a COVID-19 cure — are asking “What do you have to lose?” by taking hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a strong medication never adequately tested for efficacy or safety in COVID-19 patients. The correct answer to the president’s question, which he doesn’t seem to want to hear, is that we have our lives to lose. The president acknowledges “I’m not a doctor” but this raises the question “What do doctors know about the drug recommended by the president? Most doctors are aware that HCQ can be effective for patients with malaria, arthritis or lupus. If they were to follow the president’s suggestion and prescribe it for COVID-19 patients, they would also like to know that it will benefit some of those patients, at least.

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Top Pharmaceutical Firms Urge FDA to Adopt Blockchain for Drug Tracking

Article | February 25, 2020

Leading market participants in the United States pharmaceutical industry, logistics firms, distributors and other stakeholders in the pharma supply chain have come together to publish a report buttressing the need for industry players to adopt blockchain for tracking prescription drugs, following the successful completion of a DLT pilot project with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to reports on February 24, 2020. Though nascent, blockchain technology, the building blocks of Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies are fast gaining ground across various ecosystems, due to its immutability, security, privacy, and other intricate properties. In the latest development, 25 leading manufacturers of pharmaceutical products, logistics partners and other market participants in the pharma supply chain, have published a report that highlights the importance of blockchain technology in drug traceability.

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Clinical Supply Availability & Speed to Study Start-Up

Article | March 26, 2020

If you’re part of a clinical study team racing a new product to commercialization, you likely live by these two simple rules: time is money, and the first one to market wins. But just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s easy. That ticking clock is background noise to the responsibilities of regulations, study protocols, supply chains, and patient recruitment — all the details that must be worked out before a study can even begin. The pressure is always there. The longer it takes for a study to start, the longer it takes to complete.

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Biotechnique is a contract manufacturing organization (CMO) that provides standard and highly-customized cytotoxic and high potency sterile injectable liquid & lyophilized fill-finish services. Our state-of-the-art ISO Class 5 manufacturing facility is also equipped with a full-scale microbiology lab and offers regulatory affairs, laboratory, and project management support from investigational/clinical all the way through phase IV/commercial.

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