The Pharmcast

YourEncore's Pharmcast is your weekly dose of wisdom from today's top life science minds. YourEncore is a leading provider of proven expertise in the life sciences industry. Focused on highly experienced R&D or technical talent, YourEncore gives clients the people or insights needed to outpace, outthink and outperform. Each week in the Pharmcast, we talk with top industry experts in our network or beyond about hot industry topics, leadership, and the path to success.
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Mar 22, 2017

On this episode of The Pharmcast, Heidi Youngkin shares her formula to successful launch communications for biologics.

Heidi Youngkin is a 13-year veteran from Johnson & Johnson, where she served as the Executive Global Director of Global Pharmaceutical Communications and the Global Marketing Group.

After leaving Johnson & Johnson, she became the SVP of Marketing for Inventiv Health's Patient Marketing Group, so she brings a wealth of knowledge about marketing and communication strategy.

When it costs over $2.5B dollars to develop a drug, according to the most recent Tufts study, the pressure to have a successful launch is great.

Throw in that the industry is facing tighter scrutiny on pricing and value, that the science of biologics is getting more nuanced, and that there is more competition for the patients' or prescribers' time, and the world of launch communications is getting much more complex.

To help make sense of it all, join us this week as Heidi shares her formula for successful biologic launch communication.

Mar 15, 2017

On this week's episode of The Pharmcast, we talk with YourEncore Expert, Philippe Barzin, on the future of big data and artificial intelligence in oncology. Based off Philippe's article, Artificial Intelligence Fighting Cancer and Transforming Public Health, we talk with Philippe on five ways artificial intelligence will transform oncology treatment, and how biopharma companies can start adopting these tools to improve performance.

Philippe spent over 15 years at Johnson & Johnson, where among other things, he helped implement machine-learning and big data solutions for product safety and resource planning applications.  I am also proud to share that he is one of YourEncore's newest Experts.  

Mar 2, 2017

On this week's episode of The Pharmcast, we explore the key elements of an effective regulatory strategy and how to drive value to patient and shareholders by working with the FDA. We also cover common ways agency decisions can destroy value if not done properly.

Dr. Tim Franson and Dr. Joe Lamendola recently gave a presentation to a group of private equity and venture capital funds to outline the importance of regulatory strategy for small biopharma companies.