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  • Posted by Julie Denny
  • December 3, 2013
  • News

Brand leaders in RA will lose market share, predict rheumatologists

Rheumatologists believe that the current market for biologic treatments in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) will see key changes in the next three years.

In a recent study, physicians predicted that current market leaders Enbrel (etanercept) and Humira (adalimumab) will continue to lose market share to newer biologics such as RoActemra (tocilizumab), Orencia (abatacept) and Simponi (golimumab) and may experience strong competition from biosimilar agents and pipeline products with novel mechanisms of action, including small molecules.

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  • Posted by Rachel Howard
  • November 11, 2013
  • Blogs

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Does it still have a role to play in Asian healthcare today?

Before moving to Singapore from the UK two years ago, I had heard of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM or 中医) but had little concept of what it involved. My limited knowledge was vague; perceptions of ancient herbal soups and mysterious remedies from strange animal parts. The word ‘traditional’ made me think TCM was something of a dying art, with a limited role to play in modern, affluent urban metropolises in Asia such as Singapore.

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  • Posted by Julie Denny
  • November 4, 2013
  • News

Warehousing of HCV patients reaches new high

Physicians wait expectantly for new interferon-free treatments

A new study conducted by Research Partnership reveals that 90% of physicians treating HCV patients in the US have reported they are now “warehousing” patients (holding off treatment) in expectation of more efficacious and tolerable new therapies.
In a special report conducted alongside our regular Therapy Watch tracking study into HCV, hepatologists and infectious disease specialists were asked specific questions around the issue of warehousing and new treatments. The survey reveals that over 9 in 10 doctors are now warehousing some of their patient caseload.

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  • Posted by Marc Yates
  • November 1, 2013
  • Webinars

The Brazil Conundrum

The Brazil Conundrum

Conducting research in one of the world's largest pharma markets

Brazil is predicted to be the 6th largest pharmaceutical market in the world by 2014. With a population of over 190 million people and a growing affluent middle class population, this market offers exciting opportunities to global pharma. But the healthcare system is complex and confusing!
This webinar looks to provide market research professionals with an overview of the Brazilian healthcare market and provide participants with top tips for conducting relevant and effective market research in the region.

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  • Posted by Sue Rees
  • November 1, 2013
  • Videos

Qualitative research

Sue Rees talks about the current challenges in qualitative research

Sue Rees examines how researchers ought to be digging deeper, using qualitative techniques which allow us to understand the customer better.

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