Tag Archives: phone

  • Best Practices of Smart Consultants

    … You want to be the consultant whose phone is always ringing because people want you on their team. Why? You ARE the right person for the job because you are prompt, dedicated, forward thinking and have the right kind of expertise. That’s the ideal consultant. You work well with your teammates and have an easy going spirit. You’re a pharmaceutical consultant, be proud to work in such an exciting industry! And you’ll find that once you take a step back and truly look within yourself as a …

  • Should we be using iPhone video procedures?

    … progressive about the way we communicate instructions for our processes, particularly since almost everyone has a smart phone more commonly today than a wrist watch, for example. The old adage that pictures are worth a thousand words is true in our industry and very relevant when communicating across numerous languages. As a final word, we should not hide behind the excuse that these are not controlled records like SOP’s since we have the technical capabilities to address this issue …

  • FDA Inspection Wizard: What’s Scary Can Turn Out to Be a Piece of Cake

    … phone call.  The FDA will call to program an inspection at a time that is agreed between both parties and that does not interrupt the site’s activity.  Nevertheless, they will only give you between 5 to 14 days notice, and will spend around 2 to 3 days on site. You are entitled to ask what study they are going to inspect and who should be available during the visit, and contact the study sponsor immediately, because this sponsor can give you good suggestions and they are not directly …

  • The Marriage between Big Pharma and Mobile Technology

    … guidelines and other vital training materials.  This helps to avoid larger, and potentially more costly violations in the future.  While this marriage between big pharma and the mobile industry may seem a strange one, it is turning out to be an immensely profitable one as well. So you might be wondering, how does the mobile phone industry help to advance the pharmaceutical industry’s growth as it is being reported?  One way is through new high tech mobile applications.  These …

  • FTC Commissioner Rosch Will Speak at ACI’s Pharmaceutical Antitrust Forum

    … Counsel Forum on Pharmaceutical Antitrust, contact your life sciences consulting firm, visit American Conference/ PharmaAntitrust, or contact Sunsieray McCall directly at s.mccall@americanconference.com or at the phone number 212-352-3220, ext. 498. 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). …

  • Be Prepared When the FDA Knocks on Your Door

    This is the drug manufacturer’s nightmare: the phone rings and an FDA official announces an upcoming inspection.  Even though they are clearly necessary, FDA inspections are a weight on pharmaceutical companies’ shoulders.  Without these inspections, pharma companies cannot keep the FDA’s approval to sell their products. It is the FDA’s duty to call in advance to announce an inspection, its purpose, duration, and number of people involved.  On inspection day, the FDA official will ask …