The Indian multinational pharmaceutical company Cipla has a rather “provocative” and “in your face” vision statement which states “None Shall be Denied”. In this general audience post on New Year’s Eve, I ask if we can make “None Shall be Denied” a global pharma New Year’s Eve resolution for 2017 onwards. I also share a few…Read more on Can We Make “None Shall be Denied” a Pharma Industry-Wide Vision Statement?
Physicians attempting to provide palliative care services in developing countries to patients with advanced cancer or HIV/AIDs face substantial hurdles because of opiophobia, an exaggerated fear about the risks of opioid analgesic use. Dr. Najib Babul, an accomplished developer of medicines to treat pain discusses how entrenched opiophobia has adversely impacted the delivery of pain…Read more on Najib Babul – Discusses How Opiophobia Impacts Pain Relief Efforts in Developing Countries
Pharmaceutical support services company United BioSource Corporation (UBC) recently launched a marketing campaign celebrating the successes of the pharmaceutical industry, from advancements in HIV, hepatitis C and oncology, to everyday acts of helping patients and answering caregivers’ questions. Amidst a customarily antagonistic media environment “Pharma Heroes” highlights the individual contributions that impact countless patient lives…Read more on Najib Babul – On the Importance of Recognizing the Unsung Heroes of Pharmaceutical Innovations
Each year, 1.7 billion citizens of developing countries need treatment for neglected diseases, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2016 World Health Statistics. In a dynamic global environment, pharmaceutical companies face myriad obstacles in supplying poverty stricken communities with necessary medicines and vaccines. Shareholders often question such pursuits, as the cost-benefit matrix of developing…Read more on Najib Babul Discusses the Pharmaceutical Industry’s Role in Transforming Global Health
Neuropathic pain is pain arising as a direct consequence of a lesion or disease affecting the somatosensory system, or put more simply, pain due to injury to sensory nerves. Neuropathic pain can be broadly divided into peripheral neuropathic pain and central neuropathic pain. Until relatively recently, a limited number of older tricyclic antidepressants and anti-epileptics…Read more on Najib Babul Discusses the Benefits and Limitations of Opioids for Neuropathic Pain
The pharmaceutical R&D environment has become increasingly challenging due to rising costs, inefficient and complex drug development, high attrition and long regulatory review cycles. The success rate in bringing new drugs to market is rather low, with only about 11.3% of drugs that enter human trials receiving marketing approval, according to the Center for the…Read more on Najib Babul Offers Insight into How Baseball Might Speed Up Drug Development