Clinical trials insight: paediatric trials

3rd March 2015

Clinical trials insight: paediatric trialsAlex Muntañola

pharmaphorum spoke to Alex Cvetkovich Muntañola about the current status of paediatric trials and the challenges that lie ahead.Could you give an overview of where paediatric clinical trials are in... Read more

We need to talk about ChemSex: risks of Hep C and HIV are high

2nd March 2015

We need to talk about ChemSex: risks of Hep C and HIV are highDavid Rowlands

More gay men in the UK are presenting to clinicians with complicated issues associated with drug use and consent to sex in ChemSex environments (taking recreational drugs during sex and... Read more

A sea-change in rare disease drug development

27th February 2015

A sea-change in rare disease drug developmentCaroline Mathie and Dilip Phadnis

With the annual Rare Disease Day taking place tomorrow, Caroline Mathie and Dilip Phadnis give an overview of orphan drug development and consider how marketing strategies for these products need... Read more

Malaria is biting back: new insecticides are desperately needed

26th February 2015

Malaria is biting back: new insecticides are desperately neededNick Hamon

Just as resistance to antibiotics is threatening our future health, the rise of insecticide-resistant mosquitoes could halt progress against malaria. New insecticides are desperately needed, and public-private partnerships can deliver... Read more


NICE backs Gilead's Harvoni in draft guidance

3rd March 2015

NICE backs Gilead's Harvoni in draft guidanceStaff reporter

Patients in England and Wales look set to get access to Gilead Sciences' new hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy Harvoni after a positive review by the National Institute for Health... Read more

Sanofi's Toujeo heads latest crop of CHMP opinions

2nd March 2015

Sanofi's Toujeo heads latest crop of CHMP opinionsStaff reporter

Sanofi's long-acting follow-up to blockbuster basal insulin Lantus has been recommended for approval in the EU, just a few days after getting a green light from the US FDA.Toujeo is... Read more

GSK has most to prove after $16 bn Novartis deal

2nd March 2015

GSK has most to prove after $16 bn Novartis dealAndrew McConaghie

The $16 billion dollar 'asset swap' deal between GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Novartis has been formally completed today, with the UK-headquartered company exchanging its oncology portfolio for the Swiss firm's vaccines... Read more

Finance could provide answer to pharma pricing conflicts

27th February 2015

Finance could provide answer to pharma pricing conflictsAndrew McConaghie

The financial sector could provide an answer to the increasingly vexed issues of very high costs for innovative new drugs.Growing opposition to the ever-increasing costs of new medicines, particularly in... Read more

Audio & Video

Live Tweetchat: Managing COPD in the rea…


Working in partnership, Atlantis Healthcare and pharmaphorum present a Tweetchat focussed on the real world challenges patients face in managing their COPD,... View more

Live webinar/debate - Feb 4th - COPD, co…

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COPD is a widespread, costly and largely preventable condition which affects over 300 million people worldwide and is recognised... View more

On demand webinar: The Price is Right? -…



With challenges to highly priced rare disease medicines and the Cancer Drug Fund evolving again – what is next, what are the... View more

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The Diabetes Debate


Now available on demand (free to access) - originally broadcast on October 29th 2014.

Non-adherence to self-management regimens in diabetes is globally... View more

White Papers

Computer Gaming: The Future of Decision-…

Computer Gaming: The Future of Decision-Making for Life Sciences?

How can life science brands identify winning strategic decisions when there are so many variables to consider? One route is via 'road-testing' decisions ahead of sign-off under computer game simulated... View info

How do doctors want to engage with pharm…

How do doctors want to engage with pharma on new products?Dr Tim Ringrose

With more than 80 per cent of European doctors saying they want to stay abreast of new developments about pharmaceutical products, it is important to understand how they wish to... View info

Modelling patient behaviour to improve s…

Modelling patient behaviour to improve self-management in diabetesDr Sinéad NíMhurchadha & Jeremy Sayers

An understanding of health psychology is essential to helping patients adhere to their medication and lifestyle regimens. This report hones in on how the COM-B model of behaviour provides a... View info

"The future ain’t what it used to b…

"The future ain’t what it used to be"Paul Stuart-Kregor

Preparation is key to creating and maintaining a strong drugs pipeline. However, the statistics demonstrate that successful product commercialisation strategies are not always implemented. Products are developed for which there... View info

Further News & Articles

Bayer sets big targets for 2015

Bayer will need a stellar performance from its growth products this year, as it is predicting a €4 billion incre... Read more


Is Pharmacyclics weighing up a sale?

Shares in Pharmacyclics leapt yesterday on speculation that the company is considering a sale, with Johnson &... Read more


Actavis' new antibiotic Avycaz approved in US

The FDA has approved Actavis' antibotic Avycaz, a new treatment for adults with complicated intra-abdominal... Read more


Roche to use ‘open innovation’ to develop nanotechnology diagnostics

Roche has announced a new 'open innovation' research alliance in nanotechnology to develop new diagnostic tools.... Read more


AZ taps Orca for oral T cell inhibitors

AstraZeneca (AZ) has forged an R&D alliance with Orca Pharmaceuticals focusing on the development of a new c... Read more


Patient support: Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

pharmaphorum spoke to Lorraine Dallas, director of information and support, about how the charity is helping those w... Read more