It would be impossible to list every available pharmaceutical news source. The major media networks all have Web sites, usually available for no cost. There are other free Web sites, which offer industry news from wires such as Reuters and Associated Press among others. Also important are the various Internet news sites that carry industry news such as
Yahoo®Finance (http://finance.yahoo.com), CNNMoney (http:// money.cnn.com), and Bloomberg (http://www.bloomberg.com). News is generally delivered via one of two ways: either as a real-time feed directly from the wires, or as a collated and analyzed package put together by knowledgeable editors. For real-time news, the Internet news sources mentioned above are important as are the traditional news aggregators that allow users, for a fee, to access thousands of full text publications. Aggregators such as Factiva (http://www.factiva. com), Lexis/Nexis (http://wwwlexisnexis.com), and DIALOG® http://www.dialog.com) are well known in the information industry and have been key research tools for decades. DIALOG NewsEdge (http://dialog.newsedge.com) allows one to customize news feeds and set up profiles.
On a source level for real-time news there are several daily news outlets to highlight. PR Newswire, a unit of United Business Media, is a major outlet for press releases and other communications from over 40,000 corporate, government, association, labor, and nonprofit organizations worldwide. It can be accessed at http://www.prnewswire.com or through the news aggregators listed above. Scrip Daily News Alert (http:// www.scripdailynewsalert.com) is a push service that delivers a two-page briefing containing the headlines and summaries of key pharmaceutical news stories daily. FDC's Pink Sheet also has a daily news service (http://www.thepinksheet.com).
The sources listed below are the key pharmaceutical news sources that provide news from an analytical viewpoint. It is not a comprehensive list but rather a select collection of major industry publications. These sources cover financial, marketing, therapeutic category, and regulatory events. Electronic journals and websites are included as well as traditional print publications.
BioSpace. 564 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94109, U.S.A. Phone:+1 888-246-7722,+1 239-659-0111. E-mail: [email protected] biospace.com. URL: http://www.biospace.com. Providers of Web-based products and information services to the biotechnology and life science industries. Offerings include news and company information.
BioCentury Publications. San Carlos, CA. Phone: +1 650595-5333. URL: http://www.biocentury.com. Key provider ofbu-siness intelligence in the biotechnology arena. The publisher produces BioCentury; The Bernstein Report on BioBusiness, a weekly benchmark journal with analysis, interpretation, and commentary on biotechnology development, corporate performance, and shareholder value; BioCentury Extra, a daily, electronic newsletter; BioCentury Part II, a weekly electronic compendium of deals, regulatory events, clinical activities, and financings in the biotechnology industry, and BioCentury Quarterly Stocks, a complete overview of the stock performance for nearly 500 public biotech companies worldwide.
Drug and Market Development Publications. One Research Drive, P.O. Box 5194, Westborough, MA 01581-5194 U.S.A. Phone: +1 508-616-5544. E-mail: [email protected] com. URL: http://www.drugandmarket.com. Publishers of several newsletters including Drug Discovery & Development which covers druggable targets, lead identification and optimization, R&D methodology, and preclinical trials through product formulation and delivery. Other newsletters are Bio-pharm & Drug Manufacturing, Diagnostics, Business & Strategy, Clinical Therapeutics and Nanotechnology.
FDC Reports. Chevy Chase, MD. Source for regulatory, legislative, and business news affecting the US drug, biotechnology, medical device, nonprescription drug, nutritionals, and cosmetics industries. The key publications covering the pharmaceutical and biotechnology areas are: The Pink Sheet, prescription pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; Pharmaceutical Approvals Monthly, a summary of FDA approvals and actions; The Gold Sheet, pharmaceutical and biotechnology quality control and Health News Daily, covers industry related news.
In Vivo: The Business & Medicine Report. Norwalk, CT. Windhover Information Inc. Monthly with the exception of a July/August issue. ISSN 1520-4901. Reports about the pharmaceutical industry and its impact on business. Includes industry trends, new products and emerging industry issues.
In Vivo Rx Europe. Norwalk, CT. Windhover Information Inc. Monthly. Online publication. Publication from the European point-of-view. Covers public and private companies with emphasis on strategic issues affecting European executives in business development, marketing and sales, R&D, regulatory, licensing, and finance.
Med Ad News. Newtown, PA: Engel Publishing Partners. Monthly. ISSN 1067-733X. Source of information on the business and marketing activities of the pharmaceutical industry.
Medical Marketing and Media Boca Raton, FL. CPS Communications Inc. Monthly. ISSN 0025-7354. Contains industry news and in-depth feature articles on marketing and promotion of pharmaceutical products. (Formerly: Pharmaceutical Marketing and Media).
Pharma Marketletter. London, U.K. Marketletter Publications Ltd. Weekly, ISSN 0140-4741. Newsletter with information on markets, legislation, company news, drug launches, licensing agreements, biotechnology, and financial information.
Pharmaceutical Executive. Duluth, MN. Advanstar Communications Inc. Monthly. ISSN 0279-6570 Magazine focused on broader issues affecting the industry.
PharmaVoice. Titusville, NJ. PharmaLinx LLC. Monthly. Forum for pharmaceutical industry executives on key issues and trends.
The RPM Report: Regulation, Policy, and Market Access. Norwalk, CT. Windhover Information Inc. Monthly with the exception of a July/August issue. A new publication focused on government regulation and reimbursement. This report offers insight on FDA and CMs regulatory and policy issues.
Scrip Magazine. Surrey, U.K. Pharmabooks Ltd. Monthly. ISSN 1353-6303. Magazine offering global coverage, features, and analysis from pharmaceutical industry insiders.
Start-Up: Windhover's Review of Emerging Medical Ventures. Norwalk, CT. Windhover Information Inc. Monthly. ISSN 1090-4417. Contains profiles of new companies, identifies emerging technology areas, reviews private financing activities and investment trends, and reports on university tech transfer licensing. Covers biotechnology, hospital supply, medical equipment and devices, and in vitro diagnostics as well as pharmaceuticals.
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