Global medicine

Beyond Brexit and EU Falsified Medicine Directive

SMi Group Reports: (2016.11.16, London, UK): Over 90 senior leaders in parallel trade will meet in London in February 2017 to discuss upcoming trends and share best practices.


With Brexit and the new EU Falsified Medicine Directive, what does the future hold for parallel trade? SMi’s Parallel Trade conference will be returning to London next February 6th-7th, for its 11th year, to discuss short term and long term concerns of pharma manufacturers, regulators and parallel traders. They will engage in an interactive debate and discuss how to keep abreast of the current trends and how to overcome all challenges.

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Interview with the Winner of the 1st ever Central Eastern European (CEE) Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Excellence Award

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SANOFI won the 1st ever CEE Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Excellence Award in the manufacturers category at PHARM Connect - the market leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing business summit for CEE.To learn more about the award winning project, TEG the organiser of PHARM Connect interviewed Csaba Hertelendi, Value Stream Manager at SANOFI. Csaba Hertelendi is a chemical engineer and was the plant manager when he started this project with his colleagues from Process Development.

(In the picture (from left): Mátyás Aradi, Site Director and Csaba Hertelendi, Value Stream Manager, SANOFI)

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How pharmacy practice has transformed in the region

Dubai, 22 September 2015:

The pharmacy practice in the GCC region is seen by many experts to have made great progress over the past years, especially in the last decade. In the past, the pharmacy profession is believed to have a "dispensary" function, as shared by Dr. Adeline Saba, Pharmacy Manager from Corniche Hospital in UAE. This involves the classic role of just "handing in" the medication to patients.

However in the last ten years, pharmacy practice has seen a leap from this "dispensary" function towards a more patient-centric approach where pharmacists are more oriented now towards patient care, shares Dr. Lamia Yahya, Clinical Pharmacist also from Corniche Hospital in UAE. The practice is now said to be focused on medication safety and quality of care, as well as on the advancement of clinical pharmacists and their role in the healthcare team, adds Dr. Adeline Saba.

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ClinicalTrialsArena.com - Now Live!

Arena International is delighted to announce the official launch of ClinicalTrialsArena.com - the leading community for all the hottest trends, latest challenges and most talked about issues within the global clinical trial space.

As a central hub of information related to the execution of clinical trials, Clinical Trials Arena strives to provide timely, topical and relevant content across key topic areas which will assist you in both your day-to-day operations and strategic decision-making. Content is developed both internally and through a variety of key industry contributors. Our content is influenced by our global advisory board and puts us in a unique position to create content which is directly driven by market demand. It is our mission to deliver content which will influence the success of clinical trials globally by focusing on delivering actionable information.

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Health authorities, associations and academic sectors in the GCC to collaborate in the advancement of pharmacy practice in the region

Dubai, 16 August 2015:

The shift from product to patient-centered practice in pharmacy is said to be a leading trend in the globe nowadays. The GCC region, believed by some experts to witness rapid developments in its pharmacy practice and education, is among those who are moving towards this trend.

Dr. Lamia Yahya, Clinical Pharmacist at Corniche Hospital in the UAE, believes that the pharmacy practice in the region is booming and is an actively growing profession. "It had moved away from the classic role of just ‘handing in' the medication to the patient, to more orientation towards patient care," she adds. However, some expert suggests that the entire region should place a great emphasis to effectively further advance the profession. An expert from Qatar, Dr. Ahmed Nadir Kheir, Associate Professor and Continuing Professional Pharmacy Development (CPPD) Coordinator for Qatar University, shares that one of the most important factors and tools of change is the advancement in pharmacy education and the emergence of accreditation initiatives, which target quality in health care.

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Interview with the Winner of the 1st ever Central Eastern European (CEE) Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Excellence Award

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ABB together with its customer Gedeon Richter won the 1st ever CEE Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Excellence Award in the solution provider category at PHARM Connect - the market leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing business summit for CEE.

On the picture (from left): József Ferenczi, Local Division Manager Process Automation, ABB; 

Dr. Erik Bogsch, Head of Biotechnology R&D Division, Gedeon Richter; 

Rajiv Varma, PACT Service Operations Manager, ABB

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