For a new drug to successfully penetrate the marketplace, pharmaceutical companies must excel in three brand-building arenas: clinical and scientific excellence, marketing program edge and sales force effectiveness.
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CIGNA HealthCare for Seniors announced that it will begin to offer free electronic visits (e- Visits) and other online health care services through the RelayHealth network.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has established the Drug Innovation Fund to provide Ontario researchers with stable, long-term funding needed to perform systems outcomes research and prove the value of medicines in delivering expected health outcomes.
The Department of Justice announced a comprehensive settlement agreement under the Americans with Disabilities Act with Inova Fairfax Hospital, a hospital serving the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and the British Medical Association in Northern Ireland have agreed a way forward on the recruitment process for junior doctors.
Epidemic-prone diseases, climate change, environmental degradation, disasters, both man-made and natural, hold the potential to threaten global health security.
The SARS epidemic, the South Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and avian influenza all underline a growing need for preparedness planning that addresses multiple hazards and coordinates all levels of government and society.
Steven Fletcher announced more than $5 million in funding to support initiatives to help Canada's pandemic preparedness.
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has extended the review of the New Drug Application for Torisel, Wyeth's investigational treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma.