Pharmaceutical Executive-12-01-2002

Features
Pharmaceutical Executive

December 01, 2002

The number-one item on doctors and patients' wish list? A better pain medication-one that isn't addictive, doesn't cause gastrointestinal problems, and targets the source rather than receptors in the brain.

Pharmaceutical Executive
Executive Profile

December 01, 2002

Tremendous changes are underway at FDA headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. Whole sections of biologics review moving from one center to another. Regulatory activities being refocused on risk. Restructured roles for agency field inspectors. And a variety of other reforms, many driven by the specter of bioterror. Despite operating for almost two years without a commissioner, FDA is moving full speed ahead with a major reorganization and a new regulatory philosophy.

Features
Pharmaceutical Executive

December 01, 2002

Pharma companies must address the same group of stakeholders-customers, employees, shareholders-as any other industry, plus one more. Compliance with FDA and other regulatory agencies is not only critical for success, for some life science companies it determines their very survival.

Pharmaceutical Executive

December 01, 2002

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Letter to the Editor
Pharmaceutical Executive

December 01, 2002

On the last stop of a recent trip, I checked into the Bethesda Marriott. It was late afternoon, and as I entered my room, I flicked on the TV set and switched to the cable news. "Five Shootings, Five Dead, in 17 Hours," read the streamer, while the large screen showed a map of the area west of DC.