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Articles by Faiz Kermani

Drug Discovery Partnerships between UK CROs and the Swiss Pharma Sector

The international pharmaceutical industry is changing its approach to R&D and is increasingly relying on outsourcing for drug discovery.
Apr 2, 2014

The international pharmaceutical industry is changing its approach to R&D and is increasingly relying on outsourcing for drug discovery.

Pharma Takes Control Of Distribution Chains

Many pharmaceutical companies in the UK have adopted a direct-to-pharmacy (DTP) distribution model, which enables companies to more tightly control their supply chains. Although DTP has faced some opposition from wholesalers, no legal steps have been taken in the UK to prevent its continued uptake. With the system now beginning to gain a foothold in Poland (although a legal battle with the authorities may ensue), pharma companies may attempt to introduce DTP in other EU countries.
Aug 1, 2010

Many pharmaceutical companies in the UK have adopted a direct-to-pharmacy distribution model, which enables companies to more tightly control their supply chains.

Reducing The Number Of Failures In Early Stage Development

Jul 1, 2010

Phase 0 studies, though not widely accepted, could effectively bridge the gap between preclinical and Phase I studies, and reduce the number of drug failures owing to differences in drug behaviour between animals and humans.

German pharma's hopes and fears

Despite being a historically strong performer in the pharmaceutical arena, Germany is now underperforming compared with the growth of other European markets. Are government cost-containment policies to blame or have German pharmaceutical companies themselves contributed to the decline?
Jun 1, 2010

Despite being a historically strong performer in the pharmaceutical arena, Germany is now underperforming compared with the growth of other European markets.

Change is in the air for the European Clinical Trials Directive

Though many advantages are associated with the European Clinical Trials Directive, complexities have emerged since its introduction in 2004. Since 2007, efforts have been made to raise the issues and address the negative impact of the Directive, and the European Commission is currently assessing stakeholder feedback from a public consultation document, which could lead to changes for the European Clinical Trials Directive.
May 1, 2010

Though many advantages are associated with the European Clinical Trials Directive, complexities have emerged since its introduction in 2004. Since 2007, efforts have been made to raise the issues and address the negative impact of the Directive.

The changing face of European regulatory affairs

Apr 1, 2010

In 1995, pharmaceutical regulation in Europe underwent a dramatic change with the emergence of the European Medicines Agency. The agency's 15-year history has been eventful, with it having to adapt to a changing regulatory landscape and new expectations from those relying on it for guidance.

Reinvigorating European R&D innovation

Mar 1, 2010

Could a collaborative approach involving both public and private parties offer a solution to Europe's lack of innovation?

EU pricing dilemmas

Feb 1, 2010

Although representing a huge market, the EU also presents problems that hamper profitability— particularly when it comes to differing price regulations across member states.

Another twist in the EU parallel trade saga?

The free movement of goods across Europe might be beneficial for some, but for pharmaceutical companies, the parallel trade of medicines is not welcomed, and is viewed as a system that can damage patient safety and innovation. Could recent shifts in government policy, however, signal a change in favour of pharma?
Jan 1, 2010

The free movement of goods across Europe might be beneficial for some, but for pharmaceutical companies, the parallel trade of medicines is not welcomed, and is viewed as a system that can damage patient safety and innovation

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