Letting the Sunshine In – transparency that’ll grow trust

Letting the Sunshine In – transparency that’ll grow trust

Transparency for the sake of transparency seems a fruitless endeavor. Done right, however, it can be very powerful in strengthening relationships and forging new partnerships. Tomorrow, CMS will release the 2015 data for pharmaceutical industry payments to healthcare professionals. Now in its third year, the initiative has helped demystify financial connections between these two critically linked health stakeholders.

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Persevering to accelerate your career success – lessons from an engineer

Persevering to accelerate your career success – lessons from an engineer

I was born and raised in Mexico and grew up loving both science and people. This love helped me decide to study Chemical Engineering. I have a rewarding professional life that has taught me few dos and one don’ts for a fulfilling career. As I prepared for my presentation at AIChE's monthly meeting, I thought it might help others if I shared these lessons with a wider audience.

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The Power of Advocacy: Coming Together for the Patient

The Power of Advocacy: Coming Together for the Patient

When it comes to patient care, information sharing is vital – between the patient and doctor, and among multiple members of the care team.  But did you ever think that information sharing is equally important during the research process, long before a new medical therapy reaches patients?

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Beyond Breathing: When Is Asthma Really Under Control?

Beyond Breathing: When Is Asthma Really Under Control?

As a physician, I’ve seen a number of patients who have struggled to effectively manage their asthma. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon. In fact, according to a recent survey funded and developed by GSK, nearly three in four (74%) uncontrolled asthma patients still experience symptoms multiple times a week.

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