Author Archives: Marie Powers

Time for fa-la-la with BioWorld’s 10th annual Holiday Gift Guide

After a bruising U.S. presidential campaign and, let’s just say, less than conventional preparation for the nation’s 45th president, we could all use a bit of holiday cheer. In a neighborly gesture, Peter Winter, Ottawa-based editor of BioWorld Insight, suggested…

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Rules of the PAP road not always clear, even to seasoned travelers

As a veteran health care journalist, I appreciate the need for biopharmas to recoup R&D costs and to operate profitably, so it’s hardly surprising to me when newly approved drugs are priced at a premium. But I’m also a consumer…

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For the birds, or the BlackBerries: Titles to intrigue and entertain in BioWorld’s 10th Annual Summer Reading List

We’re still a few weeks away from the summer solstice, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, but with BIO around the corner that trip to San Francisco justifies a good read. Whether you’re in the mood for the story of…

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May the fun be with you: BioWorld’s 9th annual Holiday Gift Guide

Let’s face it, Star Wars references are unavoidable in this year’s holiday gift guide. Not convinced? I find your lack of faith disturbing. Several members of our intrepid staff and respondents to our annual poll gave a nod to the…

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A world of intrigue, from Missoula to Mars: BioWorld’s 9th Annual Summer Reading List

Summer is not officially here, according to the calendar, but the first long weekend of the season brings thoughts of beaches, mountains, travel, relaxation, lazy days and active ones. No matter what floats your boat over summer vacation, a good…

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As researchers unlock the brain’s mysteries, let’s not overlook the real questions

Covering the American Academy of Neurology’s (AAN) 67th annual meeting in Washington – a gathering of nearly 13,000 clinicians, researchers, students, industry reps and even a few patients – was an exercise in exhaustion and a labor of love. I…

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Old dogs and new tricks: The real-world consequences of excluding older adults from drug trials

How much time do you spend with old people? That’s a loaded question, of course. Age is a relative term, since we age every day and so does the world’s population. Even though the global median age was estimated at…

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Shoppers, start your engines: BioWorld’s 8th Annual Gift Guide

Google Glass? Fitbit? DNA necktie? Again this year, BioWorld Today polled our staffers, biotech execs, PR folks, tweeps and others in the science world to bring our readers top finds for the holidays. Enjoy! Books and entertainment             In February,…

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A little irony here? FDA’s technical difficulties on social media webinar send folks a’Twitter’

For more than five years, the FDA was criticized for failing to provide clear guidance on how drug developers could use social media without running afoul of its marketing restrictions. Last month, the agency finally came through with two crucial…

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Pigoons, politicians and the periodic table: BioWorld’s 8th annual biotech summer reading list

Ah, the summer holidays. Time to unplug – for minutes, hours or days at a time – prop up your feet and kick back. But what about a good read? Should you grab a relaxing snoozer that won’t tax your…

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