AAPS Pharmaceutical Career News
Jun. 13, 2014

Less Than a Week Away! The 1st AAPS Virtual Career Fair Is June 18!

Meet employers who are looking for candidates just like you at the AAPS one-of-a-kind Virtual Career Fair!

What: AAPS Virtual Career Fair
When: Wednesday, June 18 from noon to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free to all candidates
Who: Participating employers currently include: ABC Laboratories, Actavis Inc, Celgene, GlaxoSmithKline, and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Register Today

For more information, please go to our Virtual Career Fair webpage. If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Folk, Career Services Specialist, at +1.703.248.4721 or email FolkK@aaps.org.More

eCourses for Personal Growth and Career Development

It’s no secret that elearning has opened up an abundance of opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds to expand their knowledge and skill sets, right from their computer. Whether at work or home, students and professionals can participate in these online classes, seminars, and courses when they desire and at their own pace.

You’ve likely heard these and other benefits of elearning touted. But what do these benefits mean to you? How have they helped grow and enhance knowledge and careers? Three American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) members recently relayed their experiences with the AAPS Biotechnology 101 ecourse.

To read more on expanding your skills, please refer to our new Career Success section of the AAPS Career Center.More

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NJBiz
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In the U.S. pushing drugs for unapproved uses has gotten companies into big trouble. In Italy, the opposite is now true. To save money, the government will pay for patients to be treated for an eye disease with Roche's Avastin, a drug not approved for that use, and has taken legal action against the Swiss drugmaker and marketing partner Novartis for steering physicians toward the pricier Lucentis, which is. Italy's approach, which may look appealing to other cash-strapped European countries, drew a sharp rebuke from both companies as well as Big Pharma in general.More

Prospects For Job Mobility, Advice For Your Mid-Career Reinvention
Southern California Public Radio
The current steady job growth - albeit with caveats - and stability of the unemployment rate should spark labor mobility for American workers. Recently, AirTalk looked at how specific industries are faring since the Great Recession. Numbers from the Labor Department (jazzed up by The New York Times) break down which sectors workers would be wise to pursue, including wage expectations.More

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Sheridan Post-Grad Course Trains Future Pharma Employees
Brampton Guardian
Sheridan College has announced a new partnership with Patheon Inc., a world-leading pharmaceutical company with locations in Mississauga and Whitby. Patheon has joined Sheridan’s efforts to create an Industrial Pharmacy Technologist postgraduate certificate to be offered by the Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies.More

Drugmaker Remedy for Scandal Is More Chinese for China
Bloomberg
Drugmakers are putting more Chinese nationals in important positions in the country to avoid the kind of bribery scandal plaguing GlaxoSmithKline Plc, according to the head of Europe’s pharmaceutical industry group. Chinese police handed a case against Glaxo’s China unit to prosecutors last month, alleging that Mark Reilly, a British national who previously led the group, helped set up and expand sales departments that offered bribes to doctors in return for prescribing drugs. The London-based company also faces a U.K. criminal probe.More