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Patient Experience: Living with type 1 diabetes

Published on 14/04/20 at 12:22pm

23-year-old US student Madelyn Lazra recently graduated with a BA in Business Law and certification in International Business, and is set to go to law school in Autumn. After having lived with type 1 diabetes for nearly 10 years, she recounts her experience of managing it and the challenges she has faced around the price of insulin and others’ understanding of the condition.

Can you retrace your steps to how you reached your diagnosis?

Sustainability and security: How packaging is modernising pharma

Published on 24/03/20 at 12:31pm

In a world living in the shadow of substandard and falsified medicines, climate change and antimicrobial resistance, pharmaceutical packaging will be a cornerstone to the industry’s path towards modernisation, Matt Fellows discovers.

New technologies and industry collaboration will help fight chronic illnesses

Published on 17/03/20 at 01:19pm

Authored by Dan Boot, Head of Digital Innovation at RB Health.

Around the world, populations are aging. According to the World Health Organisation, the global population over the age of 60 will double between 2015 and 2050, jumping from 900 million to 2 billion.

The need for evolution in pharmacovigilance

Published on 09/03/20 at 12:39pm

Pharmacovigilance is a critical function in ensuring public health, but is our current system built to tackle the challenges of evolving science and political upheaval in the modern world? Matt Fellows investigates.

Funding overview for the pharmaceutical industry and outlook for 2020

Published on 02/03/20 at 12:07pm

This article was originally published in the January/February 2020 issue of Pharmafocus.

With the advent of a New Year, Michael Jewell, Partner, Healthcare at Cavendish Corporate Finance, looks back to 2019 and beyond to give his predictions for the value and volume of mergers and acquisitions activity in 2020.

Patient Experience: Living with multiple rare diseases

Published on 17/02/20 at 11:59am

Carole Scrafton discusses her experience living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome alongside other rare conditions that have manifested throughout her life, and introduces her charity FibroFlutters, which aims to reach out and help others living with rare diseases around the world.

Can you talk us through each of your diagnoses? Rare disease patients often relate the difficulty in finding diagnoses or even medical professionals who have heard of their condition. This must have been even truer in your case?

Working Life Interview: Dr Andrea Pfeifer, Co-Founder and CEO, AC Immune

Published on 11/02/20 at 12:49pm

What originally set you off on your career path? Was the plan always to go into the pharma and biotech industry?

Realising the potential of greater collaboration for women living with cancer

Published on 27/01/20 at 11:44am

Following the launch of a new global report, 'Supporting women with cancer', Lynn Talyroe, Senior Vice President, Head of Healthcare Global Government and Public Affairs, Head of Corporate & Government Relations USA at Merck KGaA, discusses the unique challenges faced by women living with cancer and the importance of providing more tailored support.

Despite the number of policies aimed at eliminating and reducing risk factors, and promoting early detection, the number of cancer cases continues to rise globally.

Collaborating to realise the potential of precision medicine

Published on 20/01/20 at 11:38am

Healthcare is an evolving continuum, and while traditional strategies have seen improvements to patient outcomes over time, voices in the industry have been calling ever louder for a more targeted approach over the past decade. Collaboration may just be the key to make this shift a reality, as Matt Fellows discovers.

Working Life Interview: Jean-Paul Kress, CEO of MorphoSys

Published on 13/01/20 at 01:05pm

With a medical doctorate as well as degrees in pharmacology and immunology under your belt, was your path always to go into pharma even from the earliest stages of your career?

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