May, 2022

Lilly wins FDA approval of new kind of diabetes drug

Bio Pharma Dive

Tirzepatide, now branded as Mounjaro, helped improve blood sugar control in testing and has been shown to have powerful weight loss effects as well, making it one of the most closely watched drugs in Lilly's pipeline

Mental health apps and services may be doing more harm than good

World of DTC Marketing

Cerebral will stop writing prescriptions for Adderall, Ritalin, and other controlled substances to new ADHD patients as concerns grow about telehealth companies’ prescribing practices.

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Malaria parasites form vortices

Scienmag

The disease of malaria is triggered by single-celled parasites that accumulate in large groups in the salivary glands of mosquitoes before transmission to human beings.

Reaxys User Day 2022: Researcher secrets in the spotlight

Elsevier

In April, Elsevier hosted the first Reaxys User Day to learn from expert users and share best practices. Attendees were also updated on how the expert-curated chemistry database has dramatically upped its ability to streamline R&D.

2022 Research: The Rapid Rise of Ocean Freight Visibility

Download this a benchmark study from FourKites and The Journal of Commerce exploring how international shippers’ usage of global supply chain visibility technology has evolved since the onset of global disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Doctors Gave Her Antipsychotics. She Decided to Live With Her Voices.

NY Times

A new movement wants to shift mainstream thinking away from medication and toward greater acceptance. Mental Health and Disorders Schizophrenia Hallucinations Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Suicides and Suicide Attempts Hearing Voices Network National Institute of Mental Healt

The Give Back: Introducing the New Intouch Philanthropy Program

Intouch Solutions

We’ve been thrilled to unveil a newly focused and funded project to Intouchers during Global Volunteer Month, and we’d love to tell you about it too. The Give Back is Intouch’s approach to – well – giving back.

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Pharma’s addiction to McKinsey

World of DTC Marketing

The top executive at McKinsey & Company appeared before Congress to answer for the consulting firm’s role in fanning the opioid crisis and came under intense criticism from lawmakers.

“Growing end” of inflammation discovered

Scienmag

Redness, swelling, pain – these are signs of inflammation. It serves to protect the body from pathogens or foreign substances.

Breakthroughs in Clinical Research

Riverside Clinical Research

Clinical research enables doctors and researchers to develop a better understanding of diseases.

Abortion Pills Will Be the Next Battleground in a Post-Roe America

NY Times

Medication abortion allows patients to terminate early pregnancies at home. Some states are moving to limit it, while others are working to expand access.

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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.

What does good cybersecurity look like in 2022?

Pharma Phorum

The pharma industry is becoming an increasingly hot commodity for cybercriminals. In recent years, digital adoption has accelerated at a rapid pace, with companies racing to integrate cloud-based platforms and telehealth services to expand the delivery of modern healthcare.

BioMarin delays planned FDA filing for hemophilia gene therapy

Bio Pharma Dive

BioMarin now expects to resubmit its approval application to the FDA by the end of September, the latest regulatory setback for the company's closely watched treatment

Lilly has a new blockbuster

World of DTC Marketing

If You’re Short On Time: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Eli Lilly’s novel treatment for diabetes. The drug led to impressive blood sugar and body weight drops in clinical trials.

Modifying the body’s immune system to help treat Type 1 diabetes

Scienmag

In a new study, a team of researchers from the University of Missouri, Georgia Tech and Harvard University has demonstrated the successful use of a novel Type 1 diabetes treatment in a large animal model.

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.

Artificial intelligence stands to transform precision medicine: AiCure

Outsourcing Pharma

An expert from the AI-focused technology company shares insights as to how it can be harnessed to better interpret, and even predict, patient behavior. Patient centricity

Pediatricians Hold the Front Lines of a Mental Health Crisis

NY Times

Around the country, the setting for adolescent mental health care looks ever more like this doctor’s office in Kentucky, the next patient arriving every 15 minutes.

Moderna’s HIV vaccine prepped for trials in Africa

Pharma Phorum

Moderna has joined forces with non-profit organisation IAVI on a third phase 1 trial of its candidate HIV vaccine in Africa, where the burden of the virus is still being keenly felt.

Scientists home in on cause of Duchenne gene therapy side effect

Bio Pharma Dive

An unusual collaboration among gene therapy developers suggests certain mutations could be behind "peculiar" side effects experienced by several patients treated in clinical trials

A new era of pharma marketing?

World of DTC Marketing

Just 13% of people trust the pharma companies they interact with. 68% say the interactions feel transactional. Only a third agree that organizations know their communication preferences.

Scripps Research scientists explain what makes COVID-19 antibody “J08” so potent

Scienmag

LA JOLLA, CA—Last year, scientists at Scripps Research and Toscana Life Sciences studied the blood of 14 COVID-19 survivors to find the most potent antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Why Go With A PCD Pharma Franchise Company?

Fossil Remedies

Are you going to launch a new business by partnering with a new PCD Pharma Company ? Or do you want to expand your business by adding one more company? In both situations, you should be careful and selective while choosing a company. There are several companies around when you search for it.

The Doctor Prescribed an Obesity Drug. Her Insurer Called It ‘Vanity.’

NY Times

Many insurance companies refuse to cover new weight loss drugs that their doctors deem medically necessary. Obesity Weight Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Health Insurance and Managed Care Diabetes Chronic Condition (Health) Novo Nordisk A/S

The antimicrobial pipeline is ‘dry’ and that’s a problem

Pharma Phorum

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem and one that is already claiming over a million lives per year. The situation is urgent but finding a sustainable solution is a difficult prospect, finds Ben Hargreaves. Alexander Fleming discovered the world’s first antibiotic, penicillin, in 1928.

Merck study results signal blood cancer potential for new type of immunotherapy

Bio Pharma Dive

Bristol Myers beat Merck to the first approval of a so-called LAG-3 inhibitor. But Merck is advancing its own and data to be presented at ASCO show it could help treat Hodgkin's lymphoma

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Our healthcare system is really screwed up

World of DTC Marketing

A 2015 Commonwealth Fund brie f showed that — before the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act were introduced — the United States had worse outcomes and spent more on health care, primarily because of greater use of medical technology and higher prices, compared to other high-income countries.

Possible discovery of mechanism behind mysterious COVID-19 symptoms

Scienmag

In patients with serious and long-term COVID-19, disturbed blood coagulation has often been observed.

Machine learning can unlock potential of EEG data: Beacon Biosignals

Outsourcing Pharma

A leader from the neurobiomarker platform provider tells how use of ML and other advanced analytical tools can help make better use of complex information. Clinical Development

Emergent Hid Evidence of Covid Vaccine Problems at Plant, Report Says

NY Times

The report sheds new light on executives’ worries about deficiencies in the company’s quality control systems at its troubled Baltimore plant; no contaminated doses were ever released to the public.

Why are clinical trials struggling with diversity?

Pharma Phorum

In the diverse world we live in, the products we produce, the services we create and the places we work should be as equally representative. In recent years this has seen diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) become a big focus for industries to get right.

Pfizer cleared to restart hemophilia gene therapy trial

Bio Pharma Dive

While a voluntary pause in dosing new patients will remain in place, the FDA's decision puts the study back on track to deliver data in 2023

As pharma dives deeper into digital, ad fraud is getting worse

World of DTC Marketing

Short on Time? Adalytics r eported that for nine months, billions of ad auctions for space on Gannett’s USA Today website resulted in brands unknowingly getting stuck with their ads running on other Gannett sites — often remote community sites.

Hidden benefit: Facemasks may reduce severity of COVID-19 and pressure on health systems, researchers find

Scienmag

HAMILTON, May 4, 2022 — McMaster University researchers who study the dynamics of infectious disease transmission have investigated the population-level consequences of a potentially significant––and unobvious––benefit of wearing masks.

AI use in life science not yet at full potential: IBM Research

Outsourcing Pharma

Leaders from the R&D tech company weigh in on how use of artificial intelligence has grown, ongoing challenges to effective adoption, and what lies ahead. Preclinical Research

Seeking Pills, Young People Head to Social Media, With Deadly Results

NY Times

The soaring drug fatalities in the U.S. are being fueled partly by fentanyl-tainted pills bought by teenagers and young adults on Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok and other social media apps.

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