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In recent weeks within the pharmaceutical industry there has been much talk of both downsizing – GSK and AstraZeneca shedding 11,000 jobs – and outsourcing of research and development, with a whole range of licensing or partnership deals designed to pad out faltering product pipelines. Once again I was prompted to think about the prospect… » read more

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Digital technology has made a huge impact on the performance of medical technologies but, as yet, this impact has been confined to the traditional structures of healthcare delivery. Imaging has become better – allowing faster, earlier and more effective diagnosis – but most of this still takes place in the radiology department or operating room.… » read more

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It is perhaps surprising how quickly coronary angioplasty has become just another everyday procedure. As someone who has seen open-heart surgery live and witnessed the trauma and hospital resource intensity of such procedures, the placing of a stent as an alternative is almost unimaginably better for both patient and the health sytem as a whole.… » read more

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