Recently released reports on some currently marketed drugs have lead me to wonder if the old adage – that the treatment is worse than the disease – should be used more frequently when talking about the pharmaceutical industry - and with a “no pun intended” meaning
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Let’s face it – when you were growing up – perhaps mostly in your teen years – you never really listened to your parents. You might have pretended to, or developed that uncanny ability to not really listen – yet be able to recite the last sentence of whatever was said. A great skill indeed.
We have all seen the bumper stickers that read: “No Farms, No Food”. I think the sentiment is pretty clear – the food that makes it to our tables doesn’t magically appear – it takes a long process that ultimately starts at a farm somewhere. I was thinking about how this relates to the pharmaceutical industry and came up with a similar slogan
All of us who are concerned with pharmaceuticals have to follow and comply with different regulations and directives. In the last ten years number of do’s and don’ts and “how to” have increased. Competition for drugs and APIs from developing countries has increased.
The late, great Yankees player and coach Billy Martin was not known for holding his tongue. Through many seasons as the Yankees skipper, Martin had more than his fair share of arguments, ejections and fights with umpires and, of course, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.
On October 12, 2012 Government of India issued directions that drugs will be sold under their generic name rather than their brand names. This definitely caused an uproar in the drug manufacturing communities in India as evident by opinions and suggestion of legal action by different lobbying groups.
Affordability of HIV/AIDS drugs is critical for the well-being and survival of patients especially in the underdeveloped countries.
I s it time to re-visit IP strategies to make sure we are not giving away the store?
Here’s my proposal – force all television reality shows to be done in real time and here are my reasons why this will ultimately help the pharmaceutical industry.
We’re all getting older, whether we like it or not. But if you could fight aging from the inside out, would you?
China's economy is growing - but can its quality control systems keep up?
In recent blogs (1,2) I had discussed ways to financially justify QbD for the pharmaceuticals. However it is up to us (everyone involved with the development and manufacture of the pharmaceuticals) to carry out the task.
The Federal Trade Commission has long held that brand-name pharmaceutical companies may not pay generic-drug companies to stay out of the market.
Throughout my travels visiting pharmaceutical companies around the country, one issue always crops up – how to stop contamination.
The answer to the question is “Maybe and depends”. This is not the answer everyone would be expecting from anyone who is a proponent of “continuous processing”.
The current counterfeit drug crisis is nothing short of an epidemic. And, although this epidemic doesn’t seem to be growing, it doesn’t seem to be slowing either.