Kevin O'Brien is Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America new VP of market access. He oversees U.S. market access strategy, payer contracting and reimbursement initiatives for drugs such as Radicava, which became the first FDA-approved ALS drug in more than 20 years this May. See also: Muscular Dystrophy Association taps Lynn O'Connor Vos as CEOI normally wake up by 5 a.m. After catching up on emails, I head to the gym then get ready for work.
1. The return on R&D investment to develop new drugs has fallen to an eight-year low at 12 major pharmaceutical companies. The average cost to bring a drug to market now approaches $2 billion, up from $1.2 billion in 2010.Forecast annual peak sales, however, are $465 million, down from $816 million in 2010. (Reuters)2. Pfizer received FDA approval for Ixifi, a biosimilar version of Johnson & Johnson's rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade.
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals appointed William Huyett as chief operating officer and promoted Gina Consylman to SVP and chief financial officer. As COO, Huyett will lead a range of functions, including finance, corporate strategy, development, communications, global operations, and investor relations. He was most recently senior partner emeritus at McKinsey and Company, where he worked with clients in the life sciences, industrial, and technology sectors for 30 years.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".