Tag Archives: Pharma

Grassley to Big Pharma: 'I'm sick and tired of the blame game'

The drama unfolded during a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, the largest gathering in decades of pharmaceutical executives before a congressional panel. Sen. Ron Wyden, the ranking member of the committee, blasted Big Pharma as “morally repugnant” and accused the companies of operating in an “unacceptable” way. He grew testy when he believed the… Read More »

What Is A Data Science Mindset — And Does Pharma R&D Really Need One?

Pharma, I am constantly told by colleagues in Silicon Valley, needs to acquire a “data science mindset.” Yet the entire business of drug discovery and development is deeply rooted in data, in science, and in evidence. Robust documentation is required by strict regulators at every step along the path, from the composition of the therapeutic… Read More »

No means no: Global pharma group bans any and all gifts to doctors

Goodbye to global goodies. A leading international pharma trade group updated its guidelines for 2019 to strictly forbid all gifts, or “goodies,” handed out by prescription drug makers. The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) made the change in part to eliminate exceptions that allowed customary gifts to mark national, cultural or religious… Read More »