Tag Archives: Data

What Is A Data Science Mindset — And Does Pharma R&D Really Need One?

Pharma, I am constantly told by colleagues in Silicon Valley, needs to acquire a “data science mindset.” Yet the entire business of drug discovery and development is deeply rooted in data, in science, and in evidence. Robust documentation is required by strict regulators at every step along the path, from the composition of the therapeutic… Read More »

Quality is more than documentation designed to meet billing and data metrics

Austin Cannon | Policy | February 1, 2019 As I walk into the well-upholstered elevator lobby of the hospital and make my way toward the stairs for another night of covering the ICU, I am again inundated with plaques, advertisements and a six-foot-tall cardboard cutout depicting an executive in a suit reminding us that this… Read More »

The skeptics were right: Bristol-Myers has pulled a crucial Opdivo lung filing as it awaits more data

Investors panicked back in October when Bristol-Myers Squibb admitted that a request for additional data from a key lung cancer trial had pushed back an FDA decision. And perhaps rightly so. Thursday, the company said it had voluntarily pulled its application for an Opdivo-Yervoy pairing in a subset of patients with previously untreated non-small cell lung… Read More »