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  • Posted by Julie Denny
  • August 16, 2017
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Global health care specialists from coast to coast

Global health care specialists from coast to coast

Published in Quirk's Faces of Marketing Research August 2017

Research Partnership is celebrating 20 years in business this year with expansion across the U.S., opening new offices in San Francisco and New York. With headquarters in Philadelphia and a satellite office in Boston, Research Partnership is now expertly placed to support pharma from West to East coast. We shine a light on four of our key faces of research.

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  • Posted by Marc Yates
  • August 16, 2017
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Navigating South Korea’s Healthcare Paradox

Navigating South Korea’s Healthcare Paradox

Published in eyeforpharma August 2017 by Marc Yates

In recent years, we have witnessed an explosion of interest among our pharmaceutical clients in conducting research in South Korea. Some emerging market analysts have suggested a ‘K’ should be added to BRIC, reflecting the country’s burgeoning economic status and its increasingly inclusion in global studies, not just regional Asia Pacific or emerging market studies. Indeed, there is ongoing debate about whether South Korea can still be considered ‘emerging’ as it is a growing player in the pharmaceutical industry in its own right. 
 
As well as looking at South Korea’s healthcare outlook in more detail, in this article we also ask why the countries lies at the extremes of two conflicting global health indicators – longest life expectancy and highest suicide rates. 

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  • Posted by Mariel Metcalfe
  • July 14, 2017
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Living with Lupus: Breaking the Silence

Living with Lupus: Breaking the Silence

Published in eyeforpharma July 2017 by Mariel Metcalfe

Lupus is an almost invisible disease, yet can have considerable impact on patients’ quality of life, but there is much that pharma can do to help.

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  • Posted by Marc Yates
  • June 20, 2017
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Nutrition Market in Brazil: Growth Against the Odds

Nutrition Market in Brazil: Growth Against the Odds

Published in eyeforpharma June 2017 by Marc Yates

Until the recession of 2014, Brazil saw a sustained period of strong growth in the functional foods and nutritional supplements market, albeit from a low base. The wealth gap was closing and a burgeoning, better-educated middle class with a rising disposable income was increasingly interested in nutrition products, both as lifestyle accessory and aid to healthier, longer lives.

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  • Posted by Mariel Metcalfe
  • April 7, 2017
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A safe place to talk about Crohn’s

A safe place to talk about Crohn’s

Published in eyeforpharma April 2017 by Mariel Metcalfe

Anxiety and embarrassment are a vicious circle for people with Crohn’s disease. The psychological and emotional effects of this complex and often unrecognised condition not only dominate patients’ lives but raise the risk of further outbreaks. 
Understanding and empathy around Crohn’s are in short supply. It is a relatively low-profile disease, with periods of remission broken by highly disruptive flare-ups. The very nature of those flare-ups tends to ensure that Crohn’s stays below the radar. 

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