Top Sites for Pharma and Biotech News

There are plenty of websites to keep you up to date on the latest pharma news

The pharmaceutical and biotech industries are so vast and change so quickly that no one source can keep you up to date on every piece of news. From the latest company mergers to the newest drug approval, the business is constantly evolving. Check out these sources for free breaking news, agency announcements, trends, and analysis. 

A caveat: be a critical thinker, as with any source of online information. Articles and blog posts should provide sources, with links, and pay particular attention to whether a site has advertisers. If you notice advertisers' information being promoted more frequently than other news, it may be a sign that the site is not all that reputable. 

Any "about" section on a good pharmaceutical or biotech site should clearly list any contributors, their qualifications to write on a given topic, and any ties they have to the industry they're writing about, past or present. 

Cafepharma

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Geared for pharmaceutical sales professionals, Cafepharma.com aggregates daily news from traditional media and pharma bloggers. It has a very active discussion forum and can give an "inside peak" into the industry. More

EvaluatePharma

EvaluatePharma offers daily and weekly “Market Movers” analysis focusing on U.S. and international drug approvals, filings, R&D, licensing and partnering agreements. It features  charts and news briefs gathered by 60 healthcare analysts, according to the company. More

Eyeforpharma

Eyeforpharma.com feature articles and blogs by guest industry executives and consultants writing on sales and marketing topics. The site has an active forum and encourages the exchange of information. Eyeforpharma says its mission is to keep the industry focused on patients. More

FiercePharma

FiercePharma.com monitors the pharmaceutical company news and provides bite-size blog analysis of industry trends and market developments. Related niche sites include FierceBiotech, FierceVaccines, and FierceDrugDelivery.  More

Patent Docs

Donald Zuhn and Kevin Noonan, the lead authors of Patent Docs, are patent lawyers specializing in pharma and biotech patent law. Their commentary on the legal aspects of the stem cell debate and gene-based patents have been first-rate and refreshingly objective More

PharmaExecBlog

PharmaExec.com, the online property of Pharmaceutical Executive magazine, provides feature articles by guest columnists and staff writers. It's written from the executives' point of view on regulatory issues, technology news, and marketing trends. More

Pharma IQ

Pharma IQ is an interactive site that provides feature articles by pharmaceutical industry leaders, podcasts, and multimedia. It invites contributions from industry professionals from manufacturers to regulators. More

Pharma Manufacturing

Like its print magazine, PharmaManufacturing.com provides articles on best manufacturing practices, regulatory compliance, process control and automation, new technologies, and capital spending and investment. More

Pharma Marketing News

Pharmaceutical marketing consultant John Mack publishes Pharma Marketing News, a long-running independent site. Articles typically stick to pharmaceutical marketing communications, interactive technologies, and medical privacy issues. There's plenty of news and opinion on the related blog and in the forums, too. More

PharmTech Talk

Multiple contributors to Pharmaceutical Technology's blog, PharmTech Talk, explore manufacturing issues such as process development, formulation and drug delivery, packaging, and testing regulatory issues for peers. More

PharmaTimes

PharmaTimes.com is the digital version of the UK magazine of the same name. While the site focuses heavily on the National Health Service (NHS), the FDA's counterpart, the site also provides plenty of news about world pharmaceutical news and trends with ample coverage of multinational pharmas. More

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