So it’s 10pm and I’m busy here putting the final touches to the AMRC/INVOLVE report of the workshop we held in November which drew together patient views on health research regulation.
This was at the invitation of the Academy of Medical Sciences as part of their review of regulation and governance but – and all credit to them – we agreed that AMRC/INVOLVE will produce its own independent report of the event and I hope this will be out before Christmas.
Anyway, that’s just a bit of context for you. While writing, I listened to an excellent edition of ‘In Business’ entitled ‘Bitter Pills’ looking at changes in the pharmaceutical industry with a focus on GSK. Its worth a listen if you are interested in how the business model for pharma is changing fast.