By John L. LaMattina
An expert's view on fixing the demanding situations confronting modern day pharmaceutical industry
Author John LaMattina, a thirty-year veteran of the pharmaceutical and previous president of Pfizer's international R&D department, is the world over well-known as a professional at the pharmaceutical undefined. His first publication, Drug Truths: Dispelling the Myths approximately Pharma R&D, was once significantly acclaimed for clearing up misconceptions concerning the pharmaceutical and delivering a good account of the contributions of pharmaceutical examine and improvement to human healthiness and well-being.
As he toured the rustic discussing Drug Truths, Dr. LaMattina frequently came upon those that have been choked with anger, accusing the pharmaceutical of constructing up ailments, hiding risky uncomfortable side effects, and extra. This publication was once written in keeping with that have, severely analyzing public perceptions and realities.
Starting with "4 secrets and techniques that Drug businesses don't desire You to Know," Devalued and Distrusted offers a fact-based account of the way the pharmaceutical works and the demanding situations it faces. It addresses such severe concerns as:
- Why pharmaceutical R&D productiveness has declined
- Where pharmaceutical businesses have to make investments their resources
- What may be performed to unravel center well-being demanding situations, together with melanoma, diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases
- How the pharmaceutical can regain public belief and resuscitate its image
Our knowing of human healthiness and affliction grows day-by-day; notwithstanding, changing technology into drugs is more and more hard. interpreting Devalued and Distrusted, you will not just achieve a better appreciation of these demanding situations, but additionally the position that the pharmaceutical presently performs and will play in fixing these challenges.
Get to grasp the author: learn an interview with John LaMattina or watch a video on ChemistryViews!
Interview: John LaMattina: 30 Years in Pharma
Video: Can the Pharmaceutical Restory its damaged Image?
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