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I often get asked, “Do you think I should do a postdoc?” My answer is the same today as it was 15 years ago, “YES!” Don’t think that a two-year postdoc will only delay your career development by two years. In fact, it’s not unusual for someone with additional postdoctoral experience to come in at a higher starting salary, especially someone with a really successful postdoc.
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PHARMACEUTICAL CAREER NEWS
How the Sharing Economy Can Help Scientific Research
Today’s scientists encounter similar challenges in their research programs. The cost and complexity of science and technology equipment have grown faster than science funding, and research has become so specialized that a gap has grown between the experiments scientists would like to do and the ones they can do.
In a market where the latest version of “Next Generation Sequencing” equipment approaches $1 million and is replaced as often as the iPhone, scientists struggle to afford the equipment and to maintain the scientific expertise for emerging technologies.
How 3-D Printing Will Change the Pharmaceutical World Forever
The Next Web
New possibilities in 3-D printing may open up a whole new chapter of opportunities for pharmaceutical research and bio-technology applications. There are a number of ways it could be used — drug dosage forms, supporting delivery, or helping to research cures. Let’s explore how that might work.
Career Success — Is It All About the Money?
The Huffington Post
How should we measure career success? Happiness? Wealth? Work/life balance? Being able to contribute to society? Loving what you do for a living?
A recent report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce says career success is based primarily on earning potential. The research showed that while the more secure, non-manual-labor jobs are going to those with bachelor’s degrees, the best — and most lucrative — careers most often go to college graduates who major in fields that include engineering and pharmaceutical sciences, rather than concentrations that encourage public service, such as social work and education.
Senate Committee Passes Med Tech Regulatory Reforms, Expands Expedited Review Pathway
Senators pulled an all-nighter over the weekend and made unexpected progress on medical device regulatory reform that "will help ensure more timely patient access to the latest medical innovations and improve the efficiency of FDA's device review process," according to AdvaMed.
The three regulatory bills are expected to be paired with Democratic priorities related to funding the NIH and FDA in a comprehensive package akin to the 21st Century Cures Act, which passed in the House.
FDA Enhances Label Warnings for Immediate-Release Opioids
On March 22, 2016, FDA announced that it is requiring class-wide safety labeling changes for immediate-release (IR) opioids. The requirement is a part of the agency’s effort to educate prescribers and patients about the potential risks associated with the use of opioid drugs.
The changes include a new boxed warning about the risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose, and death. FDA is requiring the warning to include a precaution that chronic use of IR opioid analgesics during pregnancy can result in neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome.
Remote Monitoring and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Remote monitoring and diagnostic capabilities are becoming increasingly critical tools in pharmaceutical processing and packaging operations, and for good reason. With the ability to monitor plant operations 24/7, manufacturers can detect and correct problems sooner, reduce downtime, and make smarter decisions. These tools can help improve overall equipment efficiency (OEE) not only within one line or one plant, but within an entire global network of operations.
How To Write Your Medical Sales Resume Like a Newspaper Article And Pass the 6-Second Scan Test
The term “resume reading” should be obsolete in today’s job market. Given that the average reader spends between 6 and 20 seconds on the first pass, we should really refer to it as “resume scanning.”
The idea of a medical or pharmaceutical sales recruiter scanning versus reading your resume may be irritating — after all, you’ve spent hours, days, or maybe even weeks working on it! Skim readers are a reality though, so it’s essential that you understand the paths our eyes take and make sure these areas include powerful verbiage.
Twitter, Facebook, Google Execs Examine Regulatory Limits For Drugmakers
Medical Marketing & Media
Executives at Twitter, Google, and Facebook say ongoing uncertainty about FDA regulations limits how well drugmakers can engage with patients on social media platforms.
At the annual ePharma conference in New York City, executives from the technology giants participated in a panel focused on discussing how the pharma industry can keep up with the rapid development of digital technology.
Johnson & Johnson's Phase 3 Cancellation: Why It Matters
Janssen Research & Development, LLC, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, today announced that it is discontinuing the Phase 3 development program for fulranumab in osteoarthritis pain. This decision was based on strategic portfolio prioritization and was not based on any emerging safety concerns from the Phase 3 clinical studies with fulranumab. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an affiliated company, is terminating its licensing agreement with Amgen Inc. for fulranumab and is returning all program rights back to Amgen.
The First Amendment And Pharmaceutical Promotion
Health Affairs Blog
Large teams of FDA scientists with expertise in pharmacology, clinical trials, epidemiology, statistics, and several other disciplines take six to 10 months to review the massive dossiers submitted by manufacturers to win drug approval. The idea that unfettered “commercial free speech” would make it possible for prescribers to come up with equally useful determinations on their own is simply implausible.
Digital Marketing Strategies Changing Pharma Sales Models
As patients continue to grow more comfortable in a digital world and more savvy about their health care options, pharmaceutical manufacturers are changing their sales models, according to a recent study.
Best Practices, LLC, surveyed 39 digital marketers at 30 large and small pharmaceutical companies to examine the most effective marketing strategies, identify innovative approaches and look for trends.
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