Posts Tagged ‘pharmaceutical’

How Many Novel Drugs Were Approved In 2017?

When it comes to drug approvals, 2017 was a great year for the pharmaceutical industry. According to Reuters, the number of drugs approved in the United States was the highest number in 21 years. In fact, the 46 novel drugs that were approved was more than double what was approved in 2016. This figure doesn’t […]

[Guide] 2018 Pharmaceutical And Medical Device Industry Trends

Knowing for certain what the future holds is impossible. Trends, on the other hand, are more predictable. In fact, there’s probably no better indicator of emerging or future trends than recent history. That is exactly how we determined the trends we anticipate seeing in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries in 2018. This guide does […]

EMA Issues Brexit Guidance To Pharma

Pharmaceutical companies selling their products in the UK need to consider the impact Brexit will have on their operations. Some changes will need to be made before the UK leaves the European Union on March 30, 2019. In a press release, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said: “The guidance document outlines the practical and simplified […]

6 Applications And 1 Real-Life Example Of IoT In Life Sciences

I recall hearing Michael Farrell, the CEO of ResMed, speak about how important the Internet of Things (IoT) is to his company. There’s probably not a better case study of IoT in life sciences than ResMed. The medical device company specializes in sleep apnea products and solutions. They also happen to be the makers of […]

What Happens During NDA Review In The FDA Drug Approval Process

This post is the fourth in a brief series about the FDA drug approval process. The series is designed to answer the question about why U.S. prescription drugs are so expensive by illuminating the FDA drug approval process, stage by stage. In my last post in this series, I focused on the clinical stage, and […]

Role Of Clinical Trials In The FDA Drug Approval Process

Last time, I published the second in a brief series of blog posts designed to provide insight into why prescription drugs in the U.S. cost as much as they do. The series is focused on explaining the FDA drug approval process in layman’s terms. My previous post focused on the first stage in the process, […]

Critical Components Of The Preclinical Stage Of FDA Drug Approval

Last time, I published a post that posed the question: why are prescription drugs in the U.S. so expensive? Today’s post is the first in a brief series that will attempt to provide an answer by looking each stage of the FDA drug approval process, starting with preclinical. Below are the key components of the […]

Why U.S. Prescription Drugs Cost So Much

The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry is an incredibly rewarding place to work. We get to help patients feel better, more effectively manage their conditions, cure their diseases, and even prevent them from getting sick all together. But the life sciences industry is not without its challenges. According to a recent Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of […]

How To Determine Whether Your IT System Is Regulated

A couple weeks back, I launched a brief blog series about assessing and mitigating risk with regulated IT systems. This week’s post will cover the first part in a four-part approach you can use to do just that: assess and mitigate risk. Part One: System Regulated Status The first step is to determine whether a […]

Obamacare Repeal Could Fuel Pharma And Biotech Acquisitions

Just last week, the house voted to repeal Obamacare, and much has already been covered in articles readily available on the internet. But the Senate has already stated they will write up new legislation that will take into consideration the House bill. No timeline for the Senate to produce its new legislation has been set, […]

It’s Official: Dr. Scott Gottlieb To Lead FDA

One of the key issues and perspectives we outlined in our recent State of the Life Sciences Industry guide was President Trump’s intention to reform the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through the elimination or significant modification of regulations. Part of his recipe for reforming the FDA included bringing in a new head of the […]

Pharma Leans On Private Equity To Fund Clinical Trials

In a time in which research and development costs are at an all-time high, The Wall Street Journal just shared how pharmaceutical companies are starting to look for outside help to fund trials: everything from phase II all the way through the commercial phase. Partnering with private equity firms, such as NovaQuest and Avillion, is […]

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