Tag: pharmaceutical

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Pharma Day*

A challenge You are passionate about providing an intervention (drug or device) to a group of patients who can’t access the current options due to availability or pricing. You could could go the philanthropic route to pay for the interventions. You could work towards regulation to apply downward pressure on pricing. No matter what, you have to

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Risk Distribution & Opportunity Costs in Entrepreneurship

Risk Distribution In WIRED, “One Startup’s Struggle to Survive the Silicon Valley Gold Rush” by  Gideon Lewis-Kraus is a very long read for a magazine article but works to compare/contrast the social and economic lives of tech startup founders and employees at larger tech companies. Here’s a passage that stuck with me for hours after reading the

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R&D Scientists: Welcome to Your Contract

This tweet recently caught my eye. (I’m assuming pharma here is drug related, including biotech.) We’ve certainly heard about the R&D cutbacks in pharma and lean/backyard/virtual biotech companies need their work done somewhere. But 2/3 of pharma R&D is to be done by outside labs?! One reason I was caught off guard is my own

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