ProClinical Life Sciences Recruitment Blog

The opportunities and challenges for the pharmaceutical industry in 2017

Posted by Emily Walters

21/06/17 16:30

The pharmaceutical industry’s steady growth curve is beginning to shorten in 2017, thanks in part to a few unique challenges that have unfolded recently. R&D productivity has diminished and the pharmaceutical landscape is changing.

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Topics: Life sciences news

Who are the top pharmaceutical companies in the world? (2017)

Posted by Monique Ellis

14/06/17 15:19

Every day the pharmaceutical industry strives to develop better and more effective drugs and therapies to battle the world’s most pressing health problems. Year on year, a collection of ultra-successful pharma giants continue to lead the fight. Here are the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world based on their 2016 revenue:

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Topics: Life sciences news, Top 10 blog, Top 10 list

Today's most inspiring women in the pharmaceutical industry 2017

Posted by Monique Ellis

07/06/17 14:33

For centuries women have been struggling to prove their worth in the realms of science and engineering, but have made significant strides in both the laboratory and pharma business world in the last 100 years or so. In particular, the industry seen a great number of fantastic female leaders emerge who hold positions of power within some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

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Topics: Motivation, Job satisfaction, Life sciences news

What are the leading causes of death in the world and can they be cured?

Posted by Monique Ellis

10/05/17 16:54

Following a survey carried out by the World Health Organisation (WHO), ProClinical has compiled a list of the top leading causes of death in the world. While some diseases are well known for causing high death rates worldwide, there are a few that may come as a surprise. It’s not all doom and gloom though, as the pharmaceutical industry is always striving to develop better treatments and cures for these deadly diseases. Find out more:

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Topics: Life sciences news, Clinical research, Top 10 list

Is there a cure for Alzheimer's disease?

Posted by Monique Ellis

26/04/17 15:30

Five million patients in the USA. Leading cause of death in the UK. The only disease in the global top 10 causes of death that cannot currently be cured or prevented. It’s no wonder that the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease remains a top priority for the pharmaceutical industry. The important question: will there ever be a cure for Alzheimer’s?

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Topics: Life sciences news, Clinical research

What does the future look like for people living with Parkinson's disease?

Posted by Monique Ellis

22/03/17 15:40

Seven out of ten leading causes of disability are caused by central nervous system (CNS) disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Parkinson’s is estimated to affect as many as 1 in 500 people, resulting in over 1.5 million people living with the condition in the USA alone. Over the past few years, there has been a noticeable renewal of efforts by the pharmaceutical industry to get a better understanding of this complex disease.

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Topics: Life sciences news

Multiple sclerosis: the disease and its future

Posted by Monique Ellis

22/12/16 15:09

Multiple sclerosis (MS), is one of the most mysterious illnesses we face today. Over the past few decades, pharmaceutical companies have made incredible advances in treatment for MS but are still unable to fully understand what causes it. Clinical research into finding better treatments and solving the mysteries of this disease are moving forward in leaps and bounds, so there is reason to believe that at some point, there may be a cure for MS.

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Topics: Life sciences news, Clinical research

Is there a cure for HIV and AIDS?

Posted by Monique Ellis

23/11/16 14:51

The past decade has seen many notable advances in the quest to successfully treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), and recent progress suggests that a permanent cure for the disease may finally be in sight.

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Topics: Life sciences news

Life sciences and healthcare reform: Clinton vs Trump

Posted by Monique Ellis

12/10/16 12:30

In the run-up to the much anticipated US presidential elections in November 2016, there is much commotion over the widely different approaches that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have taken toward healthcare. The Democrat candidate Clinton promises to protect and expand the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and takes a strong stance on scientific research. The Republican candidate Trump vows to repeal the ACA as soon as he gets into office and aims to control prescription prices. Here’s a brief overview of the policies the candidates propose in regard to healthcare and life sciences.

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Topics: Life sciences news

Top selling vaccines in pharmaceutical history

Posted by Monique Ellis

14/09/16 14:02

If you were to ask people to name some of pharmaceuticals' top-selling products, many would go for drugs such as Viagra for erectile dysfunction, or Lipitor for high cholesterol. But they would all, in fact, be wrong as more of today’s top-sellers are now vaccines. 

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Topics: Life sciences news

About this blog

ProClinical is one of the leading recruitment agencies in the life sciences sector. Blogs are written by ProClinical recruitment consultants and experts within the recruitment and life sciences industries. This blog features advice on finding new jobs and career planning, as well as life sciences news and hiring tips for employers.

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