Arthritis Awareness Month, May 2015
May marks arthritis awareness month, in which many non-profits, advocates, and experts from around the world unite to take part in a drive to raise awareness of the disease and the issues involved.
Arthritis is an umbrella term used to describe over 100 medical conditions and diseases, known as rheumatic diseases. Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints which causes most people to experience pain and difficulty moving around, some of whom are unable to work due to symptoms being too severe. Two of the most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Spotlight on Saudi Arabia
Published in eyeforpharma 20 May by Rachel Howard
What are the opportunities and challenges for pharma companies wishing to gain a foothold in this oil-rich kingdom?
Traditionally the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been overlooked by pharmaceutical companies, with the region contributing only about 2% of global pharmaceutical sales in 2010. Difficult regulatory environments and political turmoil have compounded the perceived lack of attractiveness of the region as a whole.
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North Asia infographic
North Asia's largest markets; China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, are home to more than 1.6 billion people and is a key global growth region. With pharmaceutical sales of more than $215bn, it is an attractive region for pharma, however one in which each market differs in terms of opportunities and challenges.