AAPS Pharmaceutical Career News
Feb. 12, 2016

The World of Consulting—A Few Words of Advice

After 25+ years of working in clinical pharmacology within the pharmaceutical industry, I decided to begin consulting in 2008. Over the past eight years, many people have asked me to describe the world of consulting. For this article, I define consulting as one person working with companies, providing advice on various aspects of their development program.

For those seeking advice on whether they should consider consulting, I offer the following guidance.

Read the full Career Success article in the February 2016 AAPS Newsmagazine Online.More

CDC Makes Effort To Reduce Antibiotic Overprescribing
By Katina Smallwood
The overprescription of antibiotics in the U.S. is not a new phenomenon, and experts have warned healthcare providers about the dangerous implications for years. Despite these warnings, overprescribing persists, so the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College of Physicians have just issued some new advice specifically aimed at curbing antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infections. More

Career Advice: 5 Career Tips You Need to Ignore
Jobs & Hire
You have probably head or received some advice with regard to your career life. While most of these advices help you in your career life, you should know that there are certain types of advices that you need to ignore.More

Pharmaceutical Companies Sign Declaration to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
PharmTech
In a document released on Jan. 21, 2016 titled the Declaration on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance, 85 pharmaceutical, biotechnology, generic-drug, and diagnostic companies voiced their support of innovations that will assist in preventing drug-resistant infections. The companies released the declaration in collaboration with the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, a group commissioned by the UK Prime Minister for the purpose of raising awareness for the economic issues surrounding antimicrobial resistance (AMR).More

Big Pharma and Big Profits: The Multibillion Dollar Vaccine Market
Global Research
The business of vaccines is soon to become a major source of profits for the world’s largest pharmaceutical corporations. A press release (Business Wire, January 21st 2016) published by marketwatch.com says that Technavio, one of the leading technology research and advisory companies in the world predicts that pharmaceutical corporations who produce vaccines will reach an estimated $61 billion in profits by 2020.More

Why Millennials Want to Quit Their Jobs
CNN Money
Forty-four percent of millennials say they would leave their current employer in the next two years, if given the choice. Twenty-eight year old Margaret Davis was making nice money as a writer in the legal department of a big pharmaceutical company in New York.More

Piramal Pharma Solutions to invest $10 Million and add 40 jobs at Coldstream Laboratories
FiercePharmaManufacturing
An estimated investment of up to $10 million by Piramal Pharma Solutions at Lexington's Coldstream Laboratories Inc., which develops and manufactures injectable pharmaceuticals, will create 40 new jobs and expand capabilities, Governor Matt Bevin and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray announced today. India's Piramal Pharma Solutions, which purchased Coldstream Labs a year ago, plans to invest in, and expand Coldstream Labs' manufacturing facility on McGrathiana Parkway.More

Pharma Firm Gets FDA Approval For ADHD Drug, More Jobs Likely
Philadelphia Business Journal
The Food and Drug Administration granted marketing approval to Adzenys XR-ODT, an extended-release product developed by Neos Therapeutics to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder treatment in patients age six and older. Health officials estimated ADHD affects 5 percent of children and 2.5 percent of adults in the United States. More

Consumers Fight Back Against Rising Pharmaceutical Prices
By Dr. Abimbola Farinde
The topic of escalating drug prices has been an ever-present focus for American consumers and drug companies. Pharmaceutical companies claim high prices are a necessary part of drug development, but consumers view them to be both unjust and unfair. As a result, there has been a growing debate between pharmaceutical companies and state legislators when it comes to current drug prices and what the future holds for many Americans who depend on these drugs. More

Piramal Pharma Solutions to invest $10 Million and add 40 jobs at Coldstream Laboratories
FiercePharmaManufacturing
An estimated investment of up to $10 million by Piramal Pharma Solutions at Lexington's Coldstream Laboratories Inc., which develops and manufactures injectable pharmaceuticals, will create 40 new jobs and expand capabilities, Governor Matt Bevin and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray announced today. India's Piramal Pharma Solutions, which purchased Coldstream Labs a year ago, plans to invest in, and expand Coldstream Labs' manufacturing facility on McGrathiana Parkway.More

Leo Pharma Launches New Innovation Lab With $65M in Funding For Non-Pharmaceutical Dermatology Expansion
MedCity News
Denmark-based LEO Pharma, a well-established pharmaceutical company with a centered focus on skin care conditions, has announced a $65 million international initiative to take its already successful operation and put an effort into “beyond the pill” solutions. They have now established a separate unit, the LEO Innovation Lab, which will be building and testing applications, wearables and digital platforms with a specific focus on people living with psoriasis. Some of the areas they are looking to address (which medication-only treatment overlooks) are diet, as well as mental health and social well-being.More