A new report published today shows that the UK is trailing behind the rest of Europe in the treatment of cancer. British patients have worse survival rates after five years - the international benchmark for measuring the quality of cancer care – compared to the European average in nine out of ten...
Following the news that the UK has succeeded in eliminating measles, Dr Emma St Clair Pearce, the ABPI’s newly appointed Research and Collaboration Policy Officer, writes that while the UK’s success of limiting the spread of the virus through vaccination should be heralded, national figures for MMR...
Dr Sheuli Porkess, ABPI's Head of Medical Affairs, says:
The report published today by the Academy of Medical Sciences describes an urgent and serious challenge about how we ensure that patients, their carers and the healthcare professionals that support them, feel able to trust their medicines and the research evidence that underpins them.
Making sure patients continue to get the medicines they need is of upmost importance as we negotiate the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
The pharmaceutical industry typically employs doctors in very distinctive roles which can be related broadly to the medical responsibilities. Each role requires appropriate qualifications. Larger companies often employ specialists while, in smaller companies, some or all of the roles may be combined...
Medicines development is the process of formulating, testing and evaluating a potential new medicine as it moves from the laboratory to the clinic. Chemists, biologists and pharmacologists with a research science background usually undertake early research.
The majority of companies require physicians to be licensed with the General Medical Council (GMC) for entry into the industry, particularly in medical affairs roles.
Should pharmaceutical physicians wish to change career course in the industry, there are various opportunities to explore. This is where experience of different areas (e.g. pharmacovigilance and medical affairs) can be beneficial.
Following last night's BBC Panorama episode - 'A Prescription for Murder?' - Dr Sheuli Porkess, ABPI's Head of Medical Affairs and Clinical Research, gives her reaction to the program and its views on SSRI medicines.
Dr Maria Groves has been the Head of the Cancer Research UK-MedImmune Alliance Laboratory (CMAL) since its launch. This World Cancer Day, we hear about the areas of cancer research that the industry-academic collaboration is helping to advance, and what she hopes the next 10 years will bring.