Pharma Industry

It takes a long way for a pharmaceutical drug to be available to patients who use them as medications. The process begins with drug discovery and is followed by drug development, production and marketing. It’s regulated and often requires extensive testing for safety and efficacy, involving clinical trials.

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An artificial-intelligence tool called Trial Pathfinder can run clinical-trial emulations using healthcare data from people with cancer, and can learn how to optimize trial-inclusion eligibility criteria, while maintaining patient safety.

Chunhua Weng and James R. Rogers

Nature, 2021

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Chronotherapy – the specific timing of drug delivery – has shown promise in clinical trials. But that may not be enough to overcome the practical challenges.

Lynne Peeples

Nature, 2018

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The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

Sam Quinones

Bloomsbury Press, 2016

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John Wong et al.

Boston Consulting Group, 2020

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The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom

Katherine Eban

Ecco, 2019

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Todd C. Knepper and Howard L. McLeod

Nature, 2018

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Friedemann Wolf et al.

Boston Consulting Group, 2020

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The next big revolution in pharmaceuticals could be miniature production systems – small enough to fit in a briefcase.

Carrie Arnold

Nature, 2019

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Matt Langione et al.

Boston Consulting Group, 2019

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A war on “prediabetes” has created millions of new patients and a tempting opportunity for pharma. But how real is the condition?

Charles Piller

Science, 2019

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