Eli Lilly Given the Green Light by FDA for Long-lasting Zyprexa

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a long-lasting injectable version of Eli Lilly’s antipsychotic blockbuster Zyprexa.

Zyprexa Relprevv was found to be effective in controlling systems of schizophrenia, including hallucinations, delusions, apathy and social withdrawal.

Schizophrenia patients currently take the the Zyprexa pill daily, but the new formulation will allow patients to visit their doctors only every two to four weeks to receive their injection. It is hoped that this longer-lasting version will make it easier for patients to remain on the medication and for doctors to track that they are doing so.

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Pharmacovigilance Executive based in Oxfordshire, UK

Our client, a small contract organisation who provide a full range of drug safety monitoring services to the pharmaceutical industry, are currently looking for a Pharmacovigilance Executive to join their team based in Oxfordshire, UK.

Working as a Pharmacovigilance Executive, your main responsibilities will include:

  • Documentation and processing of reports of adverse drug reactions.
  • Reporting adverse drug reactions to EEA competent authorities.
  • Completion of routine searches and evaluation of published medical and scientific literature for identification of drug safety data.
  • Liaising with clients regarding their requirements for handling of adverse reactions.
  • Compliance of systems for reporting adverse reaction on behalf of clients.
  • Monitoring the clients Product Summary of Characteristics (SPCs) to identify changes to safety information.
  • Liaising with clients and Regulatory Authorities to ensure safety changes are implemented.

The successful candidate will either have previous drug safety experience (e.g. working as a Drug Safety Associate/Manager) working within a small company or a pharmacist/registered nurse or will have a similar background and sound clinical knowledge.

If you would like to hear more about this Pharmacovigilance Executive role, please contact Hendre Moolman on 01438 743 047 or email hmoolman@ckclinical.co.uk. Alternatively, to apply for this Pharmacovigilance Executive, please click here.

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Takeda and Pfizer Join Forces in China to Promote Diabetes Drug

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Takeda, Japan’s largest drug maker, has signed up Pfizer as a partner to assist them in promoting their diabetes drug, Actos in China. Pfizer is the largest multinational pharmaceutical company in China and it is hoped the move will increase the amount of medical representatives supporting the sales and marketing of Actos in China. There is expected to be high demand for Actos as according to the International Diabetes Federation, it is estimated that there will be more than fifty million diabetics in China by 2025.

Actos is Takeda’s best-known drug and is a prescription medication which is taken to help improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes. The drug has been sold in China since 2004.

China is currently the fifth largest pharmaceutical market in the world and is expected to grow to be the third-largest market by 2011.

This deal highlights Pfizer’s strategy of expanding its operations in the country and comes less than a month after it announced plans to establish a new R&D operations in central and western China as its biomedical infrastructure strengthens throughout the country.

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Senior Data Associate, Drug Safety – South East, UK

Our client, a global leader in the commercialization of pioneering therapies, are currently seeking an experienced Senior Data Associate to join their team in the South East of England.

Working as a Senior Data Associate in Drug Safety you will be responsible for the following:

  • Adverse Event case management:          
    • Initial assessment and classification.
    • Perform follow-up review and close individual case safety reports.
    • Review case narratives.
    • Facilitate and ensure medical review of all adverse events from clinical trials and commercial use.
  • Participating in Pharmacovigilance reviews, identify/collate adverse event case series, assist in event signaling.
  • Identifying expedited reports and ensuring their timely evaluation and preparation for submission to regulatory authorities. 
  • Participating in PSUR preparation. 
  • Participating in the Post marketing and Clinical Trial Case Review Meetings.
  • Ongoing identification and implementation of safety process refinements.
  • Performing other duties as requested by Pharmacovigilance management.

The successful candidate will be educated to a minimum degree level in Biomedical Science, Pharmacy or Nursing and will have previous experience in Drug Safety and Clinical Trials. It is also essential that you have previous working experience in post marketing drug safety, clinical trial safety and pharmacovigilance.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Data Associate to assist this global pharmaceutical company to meet the unmet medical needs of patients in more than 90 countries.

If you would like more information about this role, please contact Hendre Moolman on 01432 743047 or email hmoolman@ckclinical.co.uk. Alternatively, to apply for this Senior Data Associate job, click here.

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GSK to Commit £500 Million to UK Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Plant

The world-class pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is set to spend £500 million on a new state-of-the-art biopharmaceutical manufacturing plant and on improving its facility in Ware, Hertfordshire. The move comes after a pre-Budget report reduced the rate of Corporation Tax on 10pc on income arising from UK patents.

It seems that over the past few months, GSK and the drug industry have been in talks with the government about the proposal, which has been labeled a “patent box”. Speaking of the ‘patent box’, Andrew Witty, chief executive of GSK, said: “The patent box is exactly the sort of active, long-term and creative support that we need from the Government to ensure that the UK remains an attractive place for highly skilled sectors such as pharmaceuticals. For GSK, assuming the new regime will apply to patents currently under development it will have the immediate impact of making the UK a priority area for future investments, particularly in manufacturing.”

There is much speculation regarding the location of the biopharma site, but Stevenage, Ulverston and Barnard Castle, where the company has existing sites, are all in the running. Products that could be developed there include Arzerra, for leukaemia, and Syncria, for type 2 diabetes. This move could lead to the creation of many pharmaceutical jobs. To search for your next pharmaceutical job, please click here.

This investment is GSK’s largest in the UK for at least a decade and highlights the impact that the new tax regime could have on companies investing in research and development.

To read more about this story, please visit the Telegraph website.

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Dress to Impress at Your Pharmaceutical Job Interview

What to wear for an interview?

First impressions are everything, so make sure you dress to impress at your pharmaceutical interview. After all, the harsh reality is that if you don’t look the part, you could slash your chances of getting the perfect pharmaceutical job for you.

The way you dress says a lot about you – If you are well groomed and presented and take pride in your appearance, this indicates to your potential pharmaceutical employer that you will also take pride in your work.

Need a few pointers? Here are a few tips to help you dress for success at your pharmaceutical interview:

Tips for men:

  • Wear a smart suit that is not easily wrinkled.
  • Don’t wear a crazy tie – keep it professional and simple.
  • Wear smart, polished shoes – no trainers please!
  • Don’t go overboard on the aftershave.
  • Make sure your hair is clean, neat and tidy.
  • Avoid having piercings and tattoos on display

Tips of women:

  • Don’t wear a short skirt- knee length or below is perfect.
  • Wear a conservative suit.
  • Choose sensible footwear – no platforms or stilettos!
  • Wear underwear that matches your top half – wearing a black bra with a white blouse is not a good look!
  • If you want to wear jewellery, keep it simple.
  • Check those tights for ladders and holes.
  • Avoid having piercings and tattoos on display.

Some great places to get yourself a smart suit for your pharmaceutical interview are Marks & Spencer, Next or John Lewis.

Here at CK Clinical, we are committed to helping our candidates get their dream pharmaceutical job. To improve your chances, we have produced a series of resources to help you along the way:

CV Writing Tips for Jobseekers in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Make an Instant Impact with a Great Cover Letter

– How to Prepare for an Interview for a Pharmaceutical Job

Interview Tips for Jobseekers in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Create that Perfect Linkedin Profile to Get a Great Pharmaceutical Job

Using Social Media to Get That Dream Pharmaceutical Job

Using a Pharmaceutical Recruitment Agency

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Senior Data Associate, Drug Safety – South East, UK

Our client, a global leader in the commercialization of pioneering therapies, are currently seeking an experienced Senior Data Associate to join their team in the South East of England.

Working as a Senior Data Associate in Drug Safety you will be responsible for the following:

  • Adverse Event case management:          
    • Initial assessment and classification.
    • Perform follow-up review and close individual case safety reports.
    • Review case narratives.
    • Facilitate and ensure medical review of all adverse events from clinical trials and commercial use.
  • Participating in Pharmacovigilance reviews, identify/collate adverse event case series, assist in event signaling.
  • Identifying expedited reports and ensuring their timely evaluation and preparation for submission to regulatory authorities. 
  • Participating in PSUR preparation. 
  • Participating in the Post marketing and Clinical Trial Case Review Meetings.
  • Ongoing identification and implementation of safety process refinements.
  • Performing other duties as requested by Pharmacovigilance management.

The successful candidate will be educated to a minimum degree level in Biomedical Science, Pharmacy or Nursing and will have previous experience in Drug Safety and Clinical Trials. It is also essential that you have previous working experience in post marketing drug safety, clinical trial safety and pharmacovigilance.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Data Associate to assist this global pharmaceutical company to meet the unmet medical needs of patients in more than 90 countries.

If you would like more information about this role, please contact Hendre Moolman on 01432 743047 or email hmoolman@ckclinical.co.uk quoting Job Reference No. 18622. Alternatively, to apply click here.

 

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Here at CK Clinical, we pride ourselves on our honest and supportive approach. Our team of specialist recruiters and career consultants are here to help you achieve your career ambitions within the clinical and pharmaceutical industry. We can actively offer you careers advice, help with writing your CV, assistance with your interview preparation and provide you with up to date information about the industry. 

 

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Synexus Acquire ClinPharm to Boost European Presence

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Synexus, the UK-based patient recruitment and clinical-trial management company has recently agreed to acquire ClinPharm International GmbH.

The acquisition, which is due to be finalized in January 2010, will provide Synexus with eight additional research centres in Germany, as well as reinforcing its presence in Austria and Ukraine. The deal is set to boost the company’s total patient population by 100% across Europe. Speaking of the acquisition, Michael Fort, CEO of Synexus, stated, “Germany is a very, very important market, it is one of the big five pharma economies”. The deal is also set to open Synexus’ focus up to different therapeutic areas; thus helping the company to recruit patients for rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes trials.

Commenting on the acquisition, ClinPharm’s founding CEO, Dr Stahl, stated, “It was a natural fit to team up with Synexus. We know each other very well and our geographic coverage is totally complementary. Together we are much stronger and I look forward to helping the new company with further expansion which delivers real benefits to our clients in pharma.”

This move good signal a growth in pharmaceutical job opportunities in Europe. To search for jobs in Europe, click here.

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Nurse Advisor based in the South East, UK

Our client, a global leader in technologies related to the blood and circulatory system, are currently seeking an experienced Nurse Advisor to join their team. The main purpose of this Nurse Advisor job is to train all relevant hospital personnel to use two new types of equipment, whilst ensuring that all nurses are trained to the highest standard so that the products are used safely and effectively. Consequently, this Nurse Advisor position will play an instrumental role in getting these new products into hospitals.

Coordinating with the Divisional Commercial Manager, further responsibilities of this Nurse Advisor role will include:

  • Driving a comprehensive training programme.
  • Planning and implementing all on-site training requirements.
  • Planning and preparing for each customer visit and record outcomes in line with weekly and monthly objectives.
  • Managing the day-to-day relationships with customers in support of company objectives and requirements of the team.

The successful candidate will be an experienced nurse with previous working knowledge of anesthetics and theatre. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have a strong passion to teach.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced nurse to work for a global organization that delivers critical therapies to people with life threatening diseases.

For further information about this role please contact Meera on 01438743047 or alternatively email you CV to mpattni@ckclinical.co.uk. Alternatively, to apply, please click here.  

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All I Want for Christmas is a Brand New Pharma Job

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The festive season is traditionally a time of utter indulgence; eating, drinking and relaxing. However, for some jobseekers in the pharmaceutical industry, the Christmas holidays may well be spent looking for a pharma job.

The festive period is the perfect time for you to find the perfect pharmaceutical job for you. Just think, whilst everyone else (i.e. your competitors) are choosing to kick back and relax; you can get ahead in your job search, and gain a real competitive advantage.

Job hunting over the Christmas period doesn’t necessarily have to be all doom and gloom. After all, Christmas is the party season of the year, so don’t miss out. You can use events such as company and family Christmas parties to network and get your name out there. After all, at Christmas time people tend to relax and have their guards down, making them more open to helping you with your search to find the perfect job for you.

You don’t have to be chained to your computer either. By searching for jobs on the CK Clinical website, you can search and apply for jobs quickly and easily. To search for a pharma job, click here.

CK Clinical is here to ensure that the festive season doesn’t slow your search for a pharmaceutical job one little bit. Remember, if you fail to remain visible in the market, someone else is bound to take your place. Afterall, no matter what time of year it might be, you’ve got be in it to win it!

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