October, 2021

Why natural language processing (NLP) is a critical part of your real world data strategy

Bio Pharma Dive

The barrier to knowledge can be eliminated when pharmaceutical companies use natural language processing to analyze unstructured content

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Pharma buys politicians to ensure high drug prices remain

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: Large-cap pharma companies are trading higher in the morning hours after White House unveiled a framework for a deal on President Biden’s social spending package on Thursday leaving out a key provision that allowed Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices.

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Regulatory Strategy for Combination Devices: Working with the FDA for Program Success

Camargo

As pharmaceutical science and innovation advance, breakthrough combination products frequently emerge that provide patients with therapeutics comprised of two or more constituents.

Incidence of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis After Ad26.COV2.S Vaccination

JAMA Internal Medicine

This cohort study compares the sex- and age-adjusted incidence of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis before the COVID-19 pandemic with that during the first 92 days after Ad26.COV2.S vaccination

An Innovative & Creative Problem Solver Approach to Selling in the Medical Device Space

Speaker: Steve Goldstein, Sales Leader

Currently in sales or involved in a business that depends on strong sales results? Join Steve Goldstein, Sales Success Coach, Motivational Speaker and Medical Device Sales Leader from Gold Selling LLC. You will absorb critical strategies to become a trusted partner in greater sales success.

Giving AI penalties to get better diagnoses

Scienmag

Anyone waiting for the results of a medical test knows the anxious question:’Will my life change completely when I know?’ And the relief if you test negative. Credit: Graphic design by Therese van Wyk, University of Johannesburg. Based on Pixabay images.

Open Source “Wikipedia” for Drug Discovery

Pharma Mirror

By Kambiz Shekdar, Ph.D. Open source drug discovery was proposed in the past in connection with third-world diseases like tuberculosis and malaria, but it is in the context of first-world indications where it is needed most.

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The future of healthcare?

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: One definitive trend to emerge from the pandemic is that more people are becoming healthcare consumers. They want healthcare to be easier to access and don’t want to wait for necessary medical tests.

In the News: September 2021 Regulatory and Development Updates

Camargo

Each month, Camargo’s “In the News” series highlights important changes and advancements in the regulatory and development space and explores how those changes could impact your program. FDA Discusses Focus Areas for PDUFA VII During Public Meeting.

How COVID-19 Policy Helps the Cancer Community

Triage Cancer

Nearly two years into the pandemic, COVID-19 policy is helping the cancer community in often unapparent ways. This new legislation is giving relief to people who have lost their jobs, had their hours reduced, lost their insurance, can’t pay their rent, and so much more.

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Study reveals a gene crucial to sperm cell production

Scienmag

Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s appear to have flipped another piece in the underexplored puzzle of male infertility. Credit: Cincinnati Children’s Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s appear to have flipped another piece in the underexplored puzzle of male infertility.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Pharmapack Europe 2021 Award Winners Announced

Pharma Mirror

Paris, Pharmapack Europe (#PharmapackEU) announce the winners of the 2021 Pharmapack Awards and, due to the exceptional quality of this year’s entries, seven winners have been chosen across both the ‘Exhibitor Innovation’ and ‘Health Product’ awards.

Relay's targeted cancer drug could be safer than its competitors. Is it more effective?

Bio Pharma Dive

Initial study results for Relay's experimental treatment offer some support for the biotech's protein motion technology, but raise some questions, too

Pharma losing the battle over drug prices

World of DTC Marketing

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Three Ways Pharma Advertisers Can Benefit from Attention Metrics

Pharma Marketing Network

By: Marc Guldimann, Co-founder and CEO, Adelaide. Targeting and attribution challenges are universal, but pharmaceutical advertisers encounter several unique hurdles with digital advertising.

Are COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Legal? Are there exceptions?

Triage Cancer

As more employers require their employees to get vaccinated, the federal government’s requirement for larger employers to have vaccine mandates moves forward, and schools are considering vaccine requirements for students, you might be wondering: are COVID-19 vaccine mandates legal?

Maintaining balance in the brain

Scienmag

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—October 19, 2021—With the school year well on its way, we all recognize the importance of getting students energized. However, we also know that overstimulated children can wreak havoc on a classroom, leaving a teacher trying to regain control of their group.

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CPhI Worldwide: 9-11 November 2021 in Milan, Italy

Pharma Mirror

“In a year when literally hundreds of our exhibitors have contributed to overcoming COVID, the greatest healthcare challenge of recent times, we are delighted to be welcoming back the pharma community.

CRISPR touts new results as fresh questions surround 'off-the-shelf' CAR-T

Bio Pharma Dive

The gene editing company aims to expand its trial and add a second dose to improve effectiveness. However, safety worries have emerged since the FDA ordered CRISPR's rival Allogene to suspend clinical work

New FDA head needs to examine the accelerated approval program

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: Medicare spent nearly $600 million over a three-year period to pay for four cancer drugs with no clinical benefit an analysis published Monday by JAMA Internal Medicine found.

10 Tips On How To Get Started With Agile Marketing

Pharma Marketing Network

What is Agile Marketing Exactly? Agile marketing is the application of agile values and principles to manage the way a marketing team gets work done. At its core, an agile approach values flexibility, iteration, and speed.

How to Ensure Equitable Experiences in DCTs

ERT

October 12, 2021. The traditional clinical trial model made it difficult for potential participants, 70% of whom live more than two hours away from trial sites.

Crab found in 100-million-year-old amber is oldest modern-looking crab ever found

Scienmag

Looking at the ancient piece of amber, Javier Luque’s first thought wasn’t whether the crustacean trapped inside could help fill a crucial gap in crab evolution. He just, more or less, wondered what the heck is a crab doing stuck in fossilized tree resin?

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Pfizer says new data show booster shots of its vaccine are highly protective against Covid.

NY Times

The company said that in a study, boosters cut down the number of breakthrough infections among fully vaccinated people by more than 95 percent. Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pfizer Inc BioNTech SE

Vertex aligns with another CRISPR gene editing startup

Bio Pharma Dive

A new alliance with Mammoth Biosciences marks the latest evidence of Vertex's interest in gene editing, which has already been the focus of multiple deals with emerging biotechs

Pharma is “big business” that uses excuses to keep prices high

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: Americans spend twice as much per capita on drugs as residents of other wealthy nations, because ours is the only country that lets drugmakers set any price they want for their products.

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Merck takes further steps to expand access to oral COVID pill

Pharma Phorum

Merck & Co has signed a licensing deal with the UN-backed Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) that could pave the way for generic companies to manufacture its much-anticipated oral antiviral for COVID-19.

Are You a Woman in Healthcare? 6 Tips for Advancing Your Leadership Skills & Opportunities

Pharma Marketing Network

At the 7 th Advancing Women’s Leadership Skills & Opportunities in Pharma & Healthcare conference, top executives from across the pharmaceutical industry gathered to share their personal stories of success and perseverance to educate and inspire the next generation of female leaders.

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For 50 years, mass incarceration has hurt American families; here’s how to change it

Scienmag

For nearly 50 years, the incarceration rate in the U.S. has grown at an exponential rate. Today, the U.S. has the largest prison population in the world.

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F.D.A. to Allow ‘Mix and Match’ Approach for Covid Booster Shots

NY Times

The agency may act this week, when it is expected to authorize booster shots for recipients of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

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Biogen's closely watched ALS drug comes up short in late-stage study

Bio Pharma Dive

Though the study's primary goal was missed, Biogen claimed there were some signs its drug, tofersen, could slow the disease's progression. The company is now engaging with regulators to discuss tofersen's future

Will pharma ever get digital?

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY : Digital marketing is too damn important to leave to your agency. Pharma needs to develop digital marketing expertise in-house and have marketing people integrated within each brand team. There it was again.

COVID-19 has propelled the regulatory industry years ahead

Pharma Phorum

Janssen’s Saskia De Haes, VP EMEA Regulatory Affairs, looks at how the pandemic response has shaped tomorrow’s regulatory landscape. In my 26 years of industry experience, I’ve often found the regulatory process to have plenty of opportunities to become more efficient and faster.

Potential COVID-19 treatment to wrap up Phase III trial

Outsourcing Pharma

Appili Therapeutics reports it has enrolled the last patient for its Phase III study of Avigan/Reeqonus (favipiravir), developed in alliance with AiPharma. Clinical Development

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How flawed diamonds ‘lead’ to flawless quantum networks

Scienmag

The color in a diamond comes from a defect, or “vacancy,” where there is a missing carbon atom in the crystal lattice. Vacancies have long been of interest to electronics researchers because they can be used as ‘quantum nodes’ or points that make up a quantum network for the transfer of data.

Moderna, Racing for Profits, Keeps Covid Vaccine Out of Reach of Poor

NY Times

Some poorer countries are paying more and waiting longer for the company’s vaccine than the wealthy — if they have access at all.