Blog news: Life sciences giants join forces to promote young people’s involvement in health research

Some of the leading life sciences organisations in the UK have joined forces to issue a ‘statement of aspiration’ about the involvement of young people in research saying: ‘Collaboration between young people and commercial researchers should become an established and normal way of working. Learning from this collaboration should be actively translated wherever possible to… Read More Blog news: Life sciences giants join forces to promote young people’s involvement in health research

Thoughts on some of the latest health research stories in the media

I hope you have had a good Easter weekend. There have been three health research stories in the last week that have caught my attention.  Each story is significant in its own right.  But they also share a common theme around the importance of public participation in research. First up is the research published by King’s College… Read More Thoughts on some of the latest health research stories in the media

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but….pharma

Here is a gripping report from this week’s ‘Adweek’ (based in New York) about the new marketing strategies being used by pharmaceutical companies. Don’t be put off by the reference to ‘Obamacare.’ The story is equally applicable to the United Kingdom.  For it is essentially a tale about how disease is being re-packaged. Patient data is the new… Read More The truth, the whole truth and nothing but….pharma

More on Pfizer

Ther’s a couple of good pieces in the FT (link will take you to the front page) about the Pfizer announcement yesterday. Actually, it’s quite interesting reading the comments of Pfizer’s CEO as reported this morning.  They give some insight into the self-critical eye that pharma is taking on how it has done things in the… Read More More on Pfizer