Tag Archives: news

  • Best Practices of Smart Consultants

    … go over well and we’re certain that your consulting career may take a turn for the worse if your work attitude does not change. There are so many different personalities out there. Perhaps you are the professor…Are you the person on the team who enjoys giving a brief lecture to nearly anyone and everyone around you? news flash: You’re working with many highly skilled, senior-level consultants… you can spare them the lecture. Yes, it’s great to show your interest and knowledge of the …

  • Consolidation Activity in the Generic Sector

    … developed to assume that products will remain available to consumers at the right price. As producers drop out, monopolies are developed and the Federal Trade Commission is obliged to step in to protect competition and consumer choice.  This involves its own level of management which can also put stress on the company to deliver products to the consumer. So beneath the economic/business surface news of an acquisition/there’s the underlying practical considerations which may be overlooked …

  • WHO Ebola Vaccine Meeting

    So what’s with all of the buzz on Ebola vaccines and how will it impact the future of this outbreak? The overwhelmingly and ever increasingly amount of buzz surrounding Ebola is undeniable. Although this is not a new concept or topic of discussion in the news room, there seems to be no letting up as the continuous circulation of news coverage wavers on.   news of a high-level World Health Organization (WHO) meeting was announced weeks ago and from that point the speculation and discussion …

  • 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 …

  • Failing an FDA Inspection

    … problems to your company in the event of an inspection failure.  Here are some consequences your company might face if you fail your FDA Inspection. One severe consequence of this is that the news will very likely become public, which could damage your reputation as a company.  This may result in a loss of consumer confidence, your stock prices could very well go down, and your business partners and investors may lose faith in your company.  This could result in millions of lost investment, …

  • Protect Yourself from the H1N1 Vaccine

    The H1N1 flu virus, or better known to the public as the Swine Flu virus, swept across televisions sets all over the world, when in March of 2009 a swine flu frenzy took shape.  Airports closed down all over the world, and a fear of a new and apocalyptic super virus became a real concern to millions of people world-wide.  Although the “Super Virus” didn’t wreak havoc all over the world, like the news media claimed it would, it still affected millions of people world-wide, and was …

  • Retirement of Mickey Flynn

    With the announcement today of the pending retirement of Mickey Flynn, as President of  PA Bio the region is about to experience a significant change . Mickey has been a great advocate of the PA region’s biotechnology industry and Smart Consulting Group’s mission and we would like to acknowledge his contributions. Congratulations and thank you on both counts and for your continued friendship and encouragement. Pennsylvania Bio news release MICKEY FLYNN TO STEP DOWN AS PRESIDENT OF …

  • Scenarios For Health Care Reform

    … not all bad news.  Because of the 46 million uninsured U.S. citizens likely to get some form of health care in the next 5 years, that equates for big profits for the pharmaceutical industry.  With more insured Americans getting more access for branded and generic prescription drugs, this will only mean more business for drug makers and a boost in demand.  But the pharmaceutical industry is not so convinced.  Because half of large drug company sales come from overseas, they see this boost as …

  • Big Pharma Joins Twitter as a Marketing and Customer Service Tool

    Not two weeks after Nova Nordisc announced its branded Twitter page, Pfizer followed suit with its own page as a new foray into social media.  Both companies plan to use the 140 character social phenomenon as a platform for “tweeting” press releases and announcements for new products, and Nova Nordisc uses a spokesman to tweet about experiences with drug treatments using their products. So far, Pfizer’s page has been full of useful links about big news in the pharmaceutical industry, …