If we take the right approach to this major challenge, we could improve our economy along with the health of our nation we have all of the pieces we need at our disposal, but we need concerted action to get them to work together.
The commercial backdrop for any pharmaceutical company bringing a product to market is the changing market landscape they face. This is largely one of fragmentation, both in terms of the types of patient who are appropriate for targeting and in terms of the disease.
If distrust of the pharmaceutical industry is not high enough, then fact sheets issued by the World Health Organisation warning of massive corruption throughout the pharmaceutical supply chain is certainly not going to inspire much confidence.
At 13, the only dream Ganesh has, is to live. His parents and brother - all died of AIDS. Of the family of four, he is now the only survivor and HIV positive. Ganesh got HIV from his mother and is among more than 100,000 children below the age of 15 who are living with HIV/AIDS in India.
I was carving a loaf of bread this weekend, with my new bread knife. For some reason, I didn't look at the knife and think to myself, 'Wow, that's some knife skills you have, maybe you could be a surgeon'.
Almost one week after Scotland announced plans to supplement the population with Vitamin D, a study in England has shown that population supplementation can do more harm than good, particularly when dosing individuals with the commonly used pain relief, aspirin.
The pharma industry must look beyond the label of patient and see the person behind the disease. If you took a sample of your friends or acquaintances and asked them to describe you, what would they say?