From the Editor

Jul 01, 2013
Pharmaceutical Executive
Our lead feature this month on 15 new Emerging Pharma Leaders is a window into what makes our publication unique. In 2007, Pharm Exec began a systematic annual search to identify and highlight those men—and women—that in our purely editorial view had real prospects for a future key to the "c suite." Two of our early choices—Sanofi's Chris Viehbacher and Heather Bresch of Mylan—have made it to the very top, as CEO.
Jun 01, 2013
Pharmaceutical Executive
Getting patients to take their medicine on spec and on time is the challenge that never goes away—it's the deadweight baggage accompanying every industry innovation since the arrival of aspirin a century ago.
May 01, 2013
Pharmaceutical Executive
Last month's decision by India's Supreme Court to deny a patent for the top-selling oncologic drug Glivec took nearly a decade of litigation to resolve—but the implications in and beyond India are both immediate and lasting.
Apr 01, 2013
Pharmaceutical Executive
The conversation thread that binds this month's Pharm Exec is building communities—when the harsh economics of market change suddenly discounts the familiar, then the best way to move up is to reach out.
Mar 01, 2013
Pharmaceutical Executive
Pharm Exec's 35-member Editorial Advisory Board met last month to discuss a range of topics, including the influence of other business sectors on pharma's global strategy.
Feb 01, 2013
Pharmaceutical Executive
Today's most important public health story is the advance in our understanding of the biology of cancer, writes Pharm Exec Editor-in-Chief William Looney.
Jan 01, 2013
Pharmaceutical Executive
2013 may be a number associated with the fate of the luckless, but our annual review of the business and policy environment for Big Pharma suggests otherwise—as we near the midway point in the "tween" decade, there is good fortune in store for those with the perspective that comes with the long view.
Dec 01, 2012
Pharmaceutical Executive
The calendar says its wrap-up time, not just for gifts but for some of the trends that shaped the industry—for good or bad—in 2012.
Nov 01, 2012
Pharmaceutical Executive
Spain's leading business school, IESE, organized an expert conference on October 2-3 to address two simple questions. First, how can providers and payers work together to generate more value from existing resources? Second, what must be done to ensure the system continues to create value in the first place?
Oct 01, 2012
Pharmaceutical Executive
Developing a drug is still very much a game of chance: a round puzzle of soft edges, with pieces that rarely fit the hard rectangles of time and money. Solving the puzzle correctly—with a new product as the sum of its parts—depends on making that lengthy progression from basic science to registration as linear as possible.
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