Biostatistician – Where Are You Headed?

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The use of statistics to support discovery and testing of new medicines has grown exponentially since the 1962 Kefauver-Harris Amendments. These amendments required drug sponsors to prove a product’s safety and efficacy in controlled clinical trials in order to take a product to market. The statistician’s role “to assist the process of developing medicines which… Read more »

Drug Pricing Debate Continues in 2017

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Here’s the recent media history on drug pricing: President Trump saying drug companies are “getting away with murder” and he will work to “bring down drug prices.” High profile price hikes, secret pharmacy deals and arrested CEOs. List prices in other countries of 41% less for the same drugs. Revenues generated by premium pricing in… Read more »

PMSA 2017 – Discover the Magic!

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If you work in the pharmaceutical industry and are a Data Scientist or Marketing Scientist or work in Commercial Analytics, Business Intelligence or Market Research, attending the PMSA 2017 is a must. What? The non-profit Pharmaceutical Management Science Association (PMSA) mission is to meet society’s pharmaceutical needs through the use of management science. They raise… Read more »

Statistical Communication – A Seat at the Table

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Statistical Communication became critical when pharmaceutical companies recognized the need to include statisticians earlier in clinical trial design and trial strategy. The strict requirements of regulatory authorities for granting market access meant decisions made in the clinical trial design could help minimize the sample size of a single study or reduce the time needed for… Read more »

Pharma Sales Reps Change the World!

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During a speech last week at the 2016 ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Conference Vice President Joe Biden, in his new directive from President Obama to “get us to the moon” in curing cancer, encouraged collaboration and team science within the field of oncology. “The whole world is looking to you. Your success can… Read more »

Beat the Odds at PMSA in Las Vegas

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Viva Las Vegas! From April 17 through April 20 300+ management scientists in the pharmaceutical industry will descend on Las Vegas for their annual conference.  This year’s theme is: Game Changing Analytics: The Odds are in Your Favor. The non-profit sponsoring group for this event is the PMSA, Pharmaceutical Management Science Association. The PMSA’s stated… Read more »

Pharmaceutical Recruitment: 2016 Outlook

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For 2016 Smith Hanley Associates is proud to announce the return of Tracey Gmoser to our Biostatistics practice. We are excited to have her 30 years of client and candidate experience to lead our Biostatistics team. Nihar Parikh will also bring his 10+ years of statistical recruiting experience to this practice area. This Clinical Practice… Read more »