Pharmaceutical Executive-03-01-2003

Features
Pharmaceutical Executive

March 01, 2003

The ability to compete globally is essential to success in the pharmaceutical industry. The current trend is to establish joint ventures, outsource various stages of the development and production of a single pharma product, and purchase or start an indigenous business in other countries.

Pharmaceutical Executive
Columns

March 01, 2003

No greater challenge faces any writer than the empty page. To sully that beautiful white space with mere words can seem so arrogant, so pretentious, that one's urge is to leave it alone, in perfect blankness. To paraphrase an old writer's adage, just to begin may require lowering your standards-an act salvaged later only by careful editing.

Pharmaceutical Executive
Executive Profile

March 01, 2003

All is quiet at the Drug Information Association's new headquarters, a short ride from the hubbub of Philadelphia. But inside, the association buzzes with change as it harnesses the expertise and energy of its members to improve healthcare around the world. Now approaching its 40th year, DIA is expanding both its educational programs and its global reach.

Pharmaceutical Executive
Features

March 01, 2003

Consider the following real-world scenario: Feb. 28-Apr. 14, 2000. Third-party auditors warn Schering-Plough (SP) of problems with product quality, including lack of quality control (QC) and high staff turnover. Dec. 20, 2000. SP's stock price reaches a high of $60 per share. Jan. 19, 2001. FDA completes an in-depth inspection of SP production facilities, identifying significant, repeated, and widespread QC violations dating to 1998. Several production lines are shut down and the Clarinex (desloratidine) launch is delayed.

Features
Pharmaceutical Executive

March 01, 2003

As the popularity of online training grows, many pharma companies are likely to implement learning management systems (LMS) that can manage the reams of data generated by training divisions in a regulated environment.

Pharmaceutical Executive

March 01, 2003

Table of Contents

Features
Pharmaceutical Executive

March 01, 2003

For the pharma industry, the year 2002 brought unprecedented competition, pricing pressures, public scrutiny, and ever-increasing regulation, all exacerbated by a weak economy. (See "Defining Events," pages 50-56.) Although a few companies forged new partnerships and produced life-saving treatments, many more struggled to meet the industry's challenges. And no road map exists to guide them through today's continuing market pressures or to help them anticipate tomorrow's challenges.