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Category: Pharma


Biotech, Industry, Pharma

European Health Data Space (EHDS) update: what this means for pharmaceutical and biotech

January 4, 2023

Via: Pharmaphorum

The intention is to streamline the process for patients wishing to access their medical records via electronic health record systems (“EHR systems”) and to facilitate the ability for researchers, innovators, and policy makers to use the data in a trusted […]


Industry, Pharma

How decentralised storage networks can change the game for the pharmaceutical industry

January 3, 2023

Via: Pharmaphorum

What is decentralised storage? Corporate data can be stored in one of three ways: on premises (the company’s in-house computer network), in the cloud (with service providers such as Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure), or in decentralised storage […]


Industry, Pharma

Pharma manufacturing can digitalise its way round the next crisis

December 29, 2022

Via: Pharmaphorum

COVID-19 erupted, mutated, and was supplemented by the challenges of monkeypox and the need to catch up with major treatment and immunisation backlogs accumulated during the pandemic. At the same time, the industry must address the long-term difficulty of providing […]


Industry, Mergers and Acquisitions, Pharma

How to get acquisition ready – a seller’s guide to merger and acquisition in pharma

December 28, 2022

Via: Pharmaphorum

In pharma, multi-billion-dollar deals dominate M&A headlines, but most deals are far shorter of this range and generally lie between $10-$500 million. Since the first wave of consolidation started in 1988, there has been a significant concentration of the pharma […]


Industry, Pharma

Supporting the era of green pharmaceuticals in the UK

November 29, 2022

Via: Pharmaphorum

‘Supporting the era of green pharmaceuticals in the UK’ highlights that, while Britain can play a leading role in the sustainability agenda for pharmaceuticals, action must also be taken on a global scale to ensure impact. The pharmaceutical industry’s share […]


Industry, Pharma

How automation can help to address supply chain challenges in pharma

November 28, 2022

Via: Pharmaphorum

Empowering labs with automated equipment that produces rich, traceable, and actionable data insights means pharmaceutical companies can ensure drug production runs smoothly – even under stress. Modular set ups, remote monitoring systems, and automated batch processing can all assist in […]


Industry, Pharma

Why should pharma invest in digital products for those living with rare diseases?

November 23, 2022

Via: Pharmaphorum

Many will also face barriers to care, where access to specialists is limited and often geographically out of reach. That’s where technology coupled with user-centred design can help – bringing solutions and convenience to these pain points and positively impacting […]


Industry, Pharma

How pharma can thrive in the digital era

November 3, 2022

Via: Pharmaphorum

Beyond digital clinical measures, digital solutions are maturing to address major challenges facing clinical research and offer enormous promise to support the key performance indicators (KPIs) for every member of our industry. We see how digital measures of adherence ensure […]


Industry, Pharma

Hollywood and the Metaverse’s effect on pharma’s content

October 3, 2022

Via: Pharmaphorum

Pharma companies’ customer communication methods require reimagining as technology progresses. Kapoor says, now, pharma can learn from the on-demand nature of content distribution that Hollywood utilises and simultaneously prepare for future needs in content delivery. “One of our senior clients […]


Industry, Pharma

Pharma’s climate change vulnerability and opportunity

September 9, 2022

Via: Pharmaphorum

Pharma’s reliance on global supply chains and its need for vast quantities of water make it particularly vulnerable to climate change. But preparing to adapt to the phenomenon presents an opportunity as well as a challenge. Rising global temperatures will, […]


Industry, Pharma

Now is the time for pharma to help solve bias in clinical trials

September 7, 2022

Via: Pharmaphorum

The industry’s application of mRNA techniques during the pandemic led to the fastest vaccine development in history. The processes used are now seeing huge infrastructure commitments, in order to cement their place in the development of future products and trials. […]


Industry, Pharma

How can the pharma industry address the gap in talent recruitment and development?

August 4, 2022

Via: Pharmaphorum

In particular, for the pharmaceutical industry, these talent shortages bring about a host of difficult challenges. This is due to the specialist nature of roles and the growth and diversification of biopharma, which requires an increasingly sophisticated and skilled workforce. […]


Industry, Pharma

Everything You Need to Know About Paxlovid — Especially, Should You Take It?

July 28, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

When President Joe Biden tested positive for covid-19 on July 21, his physician recommended he take the antiviral drug Paxlovid. The drug significantly reduces the likelihood of hospitalization or death for someone at high risk of developing severe covid. Biden […]


Industry, Pharma

Sandoz’s application for MS biosimilar accepted by FDA

July 25, 2022

Via: PMLiVE

The application incorporates all indications covered by the reference medicine, Biogen’s Tysabri (natalizumab), for relapsing forms of MS, including clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), active secondary progressive disease in adults and Crohn’s disease. A marketing authorisation application (MAA) […]


Industry, Pharma, Pricing, Regulations

Pfizer, Flynn fined £70m in resurrected epilepsy drug pricing probe

July 22, 2022

Via: Pharmaphorum

The CMA delivered a preliminary judgment in the case last year which concluded that Pfizer and Flynn abused a dominant position in phenytoin sodium capsules, causing NHS spending on the drug to balloon from around £2 million a year in 2012 to […]


Industry, Pharma

Parents Become Drug Developers to Save Their Children’s Lives

July 21, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

Maggie Carmichael wasn’t developing like other kids. As a toddler, she wasn’t walking and had a limited vocabulary for her age. She was diagnosed with PMM2-CDG, potentially fatal gene mutations that cause abnormal enzyme activity — and affect fewer than […]


Industry, Pharma

NICE recommends Rhythm Pharmaceuticals’ Imcivree for severe obesity and hyperphagia

July 19, 2022

Via: PMLiVE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended Rhythm Pharmaceuticals’ Imcivree (setmelanotide) as a treatment for hyperphagia (insatiable hunger) and early onset severe obesity. The recommendation follows positive results from clinical trials suggesting that Imcivree may reduce […]


Industry, Pharma

As Big Pharma Loses Interest in New Antibiotics, Infections Are Only Growing Stronger

July 15, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

Forget covid-19, monkeypox, and other viruses for the moment and consider another threat troubling infectious disease specialists: common urinary tract infections, or UTIs, that lead to emergency room visits and even hospitalizations because of the failure of oral antibiotics. There’s […]


Industry, Pharma

NICE backs two new breast cancer drugs for NHS use

July 14, 2022

Via: Pharmaphorum

In a statement, the health technology assessment (HTA) organisation said that the two drugs were backed after an agreement with the two developers on pricing that will make them an option for around 3,450 NHS patients. Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan) can […]


Industry, Pharma

HRA Pharma bids to bring first OTC contraceptive pill to US

July 12, 2022

Via: Pharmaphorum

The move comes as access to birth control becomes a pivotal issue following the landmark ruling by the Supreme Court last month to strip US women of their constitutional protection for the right to abortion, although the company says that […]