Tag Archives: doctors

  • WHO Ebola Vaccine Meeting

    … partners moving in tandem and at the same accelerated pace. More than 90 participants, including some of the world’s leading scientists, came, on short notice, from national and university research institutions, also in Africa, government health agencies, ministries of health and foreign affairs, national security councils, and several offices of Prime Ministers and Presidents. Also represented were national and regional drug regulatory authorities, the MSF (doctors Without Borders) medical …

  • Pharma Sales Reps Facing a Hostile World

    The medical world is showing its ugly, hostile face to pharma sales reps.  The number of doctors that are willing to meet with pharma sales reps on a regular basis is dropping alarmingly, and the group that doesn’t want to meet with them at all is growing even faster. ZS Associates, a marketing consulting firm, has issued a report showing that just 58% of doctors are open to reps, meaning that they meet with 70% of the sales people who visit them.  This percentage shows a drop of 18% …

  • Advances in Pediatric Personalized Medicine Are Highlighted at Unique International Conference

    … the risk of serious adverse drug reactions in children. -Identifying a non-invasive marker for inflammation concerning asthma, allowing doctors to predict correctly if the patients will respond to steroid treatment, and if not, guide them in the direction of better therapies. -Utilizing genetic biomarkers to forecast which newborns are in danger of developing hyperbilirubinemia, which is the most common reason why newborns are hospitalized; up to 85% of readmissions during the first two weeks of …

  • Guilty as Charged: The Premature Stop of Clinical Trials Exaggerates the Effects of Treatment

    … with a true relative risk reduction of 20 percent would show a reduction of over 40 percent.” The clinical trials that were analyzed in the study were stopped prematurely due to a credible and normally large apparent difference between an experimental treatment and an established standard therapy. The trials were stopped so that the people taking a placebo, or a medication that was less effective, could take the drug in trial.  In addition, this allowed doctors to prescribe the therapy …

  • Boy Receives New Trachea Thanks to Stem Cells

    … and lungs. The boy was born with a condition known as long segment tracheal stenosis, which is a weakening condition that leaves the person with an airway of 1mm in width, putting him at risk of suffocation and death. Previously, the boy was treated with stents, but these collapsed, interrupted the airflow and harmed the boy’s aorta.  After the child could barely breathe, his doctors called Paolo Macchiarini, at Careggi University Hospital in Florence, who decided to try a dangerous but …

  • Growing Cooperation between Big Pharma and Patients

    … focuses more on quantifying and communicating total value.  But what do these innovations mean for the health care industry and the public as a whole? According to many experts in the pharmaceutical industry, such as pharmaceutical executives, pharmaceutical consultancy firms, and even some doctors, all feel that the current system is simply unsustainable, while some would even go as far as to say it verges on being unethical..  Under the traditional pharmaceutical sales model, many …

  • What the New Health Care Overhaul Means To You

    … these new laws will affect your current health care plan.  While there is still no consensus on this matter, many in the pharmaceutical industry like manufactures, pharmaceutical consultants, even doctors do not feel this will affect your plans in any way.  Many news reports about this health care bill, they feel, have been distorted in the way the spirit of the bill was intended. Many believe that , not only will this new health care reform not change your existing insurance, it will be a …

  • The Battle Brewing Over Vaccinations

    … medical profession including doctors, health advocates, and life sciences consulting firms all agree that not doing anything is far worse than the possible side effects that vaccines may or may not have on your children. If you liked this article, tell all your friends about it. They’ll thank you for it. If you have a blog or website, you can link to it or even post it to your own site (don’t forget to mention www.smartconsultinggroup.com as the original source). …

  • The Lean Laboratory of the 21st Century

    … their doctors or other medical professionals. Also, in the Lean pharmaceutical environment of the 21st century, there is little doubt that cycle time reduction and quality will both increase dramatically.  Because cycle time is often quality driven, it is not uncommon for it to take longer to release a batch of drug products, than it takes to produce them.  Even with current Lean concepts in place, longer cycle times can disrupt the flow of the whole product itself.  In the future, however, …

  • New Stem Cell Technology Better Helping Bone Fracture Patients

    … technology.  This stem cell technology uses stem cells isolated in the bone marrow, for the purpose of regenerating bone tissue in the patient.  Sounds a little far fetched, but this technology has already been used several times by doctors and researchers in the University Hospital in Jerusalem, with surprising results.  It actually worked. In the last decade or so, there have been promising advances world-wide in stem cell technology, as well as biological therapy for the treatment of …

  • Protect Yourself from the H1N1 Vaccine

    … could pass the virus to you, or become possibly fatal to your pet. When dealing with the swine flu many doctors, as well as medical professionals and pharmaceutical consultants all agree: do not take any chances.  If you’re feeling a flu virus coming on, and your symptoms are getting worse, then don’t hesitate to go to the doctor and get checked out.  There are also prevalent swine flu vaccinations out there that can help you prevent getting the virus altogether.  Although the …

  • Pharmaceutical Marketing Strategies towards Physicians Are Not Trusted

    Currently, the relationship between doctors and pharmaceutical companies is being examined closely and legislators are looking for ways to regulate it, given the medical profession and the pharma industry’s complete failure in doing so themselves.  Up to now, the reliable and comprehensive information regarding the nature of the pharma industry sponsorship of doctors has been uncommon, thus, the US Congress is looking for ways to reveal the nature of their relationships. Australia was one of …