Pharmaceutical Executive-08-01-2005

Pharmaceutical Executive
From the Editor

August 01, 2005

With patients who suffer from poverty, lack of education, and disease, it is incredibly easy to do damage through a marketing tactic that might be acceptable for another group.

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Features

August 01, 2005

BMS' use of investigational toxicology puts it in good stead with FDA, which, under its Critical Path initiative, is pushing for more complete toxicology packages.

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Features

August 01, 2005

Western pharma companies call on only China's largest hospitals in the biggest cities. By some estimates, this amounts to only 20,000 doctors.

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Washington Report

August 01, 2005

Integra v. Merck KGaA supports research by large pharmaceutical companies, but it also opens the door to greater use of compounded materials by all parties. Congress may have to clarify its scope.

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Columns

August 01, 2005

Imagine drugs that can detect one particular compound in a patient's body and respond to it by releasing a drug. They're not that far away.

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The rep's job is getting tougher. That's the major takeaway from a recent survey of reps conducted by Epocrates. The company interviewed 300 randomly selected reps who had purchased at least one Epocrates product license certificate, asking them how their jobs had changed in the past three years.

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Columns

August 01, 2005

RSS has the power to change how users consume Web-based content, giving them control of their information and increased privacy.

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Features

August 01, 2005

Leadership evolves from the dynamic of particular situations. Without Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill may have been remembered as a quirky backbencher.

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Global Report

August 01, 2005

SPCs extend a drug's basic patent protection for up to five years, to take into account the time that may have lapsed between the filing of a patent application and the granting of market authorization.

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Features

August 01, 2005

Manufacturers will have to incorporate Part D–specific messaging into all of their current marketing materials. In addition, they should consider publication plans and CME that specifically address the needs of seniors.

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The world might seem large but it's actually smaller than ever. The best way to exercise a high level of quality control is to make sure that the campaigns are globalized.

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As a result of the rapid innovations in drug technology, and the increasing complexities surrounding drugs' safety, cost, and efficacy, the demand for extensive formulary reviews is growing. To keep pace, Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) committees have been ardently reviewing medications to determine which ones deserve inclusion and preferred placements in health plans and formularies. While there are many factors that influence the committees' decisions, with some carrying more weight than others, pharmaceutical execs complain that there is no accurate way to predict which drugs will make the cut.

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Features

August 01, 2005

Elegant positioning strategies often fail when doctors learn that a prescribed product isn't on a patient's managed care formulary.