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All Blog Posts Tagged 'pharmaceuticals' (3)

Theory Development Using Symbols Rather than Quantities

In this blog, I will be considering theory developments from changes in methodology. But first I want to express an opinion on the significance of using numbers. A "number" represents an amplitude or magnitude: 5 pencils; 13 paperclips; 50 sheets of paper. The purpose of these numbers is to facilitate the counting of things that are presumably the same in a specific way: e.g. all 5 pencils are in fact pencils - for if 1 were an eraser, there would be 4 pencils and 1 eraser. The use of…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on August 20, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Measuring and Treating the Toxic Environment

Even today there seems to be considerable debate over the exact meaning of "stress." During my graduate studies, I pointed out that there are similar themes in the literature pertaining to stress; that perhaps researchers have been overemphasizing the differences. Among the most persistent themes is the distinction between stress and stressors. Hans Selye asserted in 1936 is that stress is an internal response against any form of noxious stimulant. He described the environmental factors…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on July 30, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

2.5 Quintillion Reasons to use Real World Evidence

NEHI puts a price on patients not adhering to treatment. It’s $290 Billion worth of a new problem for the pharmaceuticals industry – getting beyond the pill to influence the behaviours or patients and thereby influence the outcomes on which their reimbursements, and ultimately profitability, depends. Investment in patient access and adherence technology and programs is set to increase exponentially over the next five years, but if this investment is going to pay off, the data strategy to…

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Added by Kevin A'court on April 28, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

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