Top Sites for Pharma and Biotech 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 approvals, 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; 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.
EvaluatePharma offers daily and weekly “Market Movers” data 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.
FiercePharma.com monitors pharmaceutical company news and provides bite-size blog analysis of industry trends and market developments. Related niche sites include FierceBiotech, FierceVaccines, and FierceDrugDelivery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.