Top 50 Pharmaceutical Blogs and Publications

The best pharmaceutical blogs of 2018

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Where can you turn to for the latest discoveries and developments? This is your comprehensive guide to the best pharmaceutical blogs, spanning pharma to biotech to supply chain to academia.

Pharmaceutical bloggers are infesting the web like specimens in a petri dish. How do you distinguish the Salmonella from the Shigella, or biotech from the supply chain? How do you find the miracle cure amongst the useless bacteria? Have I exhausted the metaphor yet? Not quite! Pharma IQ offers you a microscopic examination of the 50 pharmaceutical blogs most worth your while.

We have sorted the guide based on the following five subject areas. Use the key below to discover the blogs you want to read.

Healthcare and Medical


Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Research and Development

Supply Chain

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American Pharmaceutical Review: American Pharmaceutical Review is the leading review journal for business and technology in the pharmaceutical industry throughout North America, including the latest developments in: drug delivery, information technology, research & development, analytical development and control, equipment and facility manufacturing and regulatory affairs.

CheckOrphan: CheckOrphan, subtitled ‘Rare, Orphan and Neglected Diseases’ is a database of treatments, clinical trials, access programs and research and even trending news.

EFPIA: The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) represents the pharmaceutical industry operating in Europe. Through its direct membership of 33 national associations and 40 leading pharmaceutical companies, EFPIA is the voice on the EU scene of 1,900 companies committed to research and development.

Fierce Biotech: Fierce Biotech is part of the family of publications that is headed by Fierce Pharma. Fierce Biotech stands side by side with Fierce Research, Fierce CRO and Fierce Medtech.

Fierce Pharma: Fierce Pharma is head of a family of publications, including Fierce Biotech, which provides end-to-end coverage of biotech and medtech from pre-clinical science through clinical testing and regulatory approval—and all the seed funding, venture capital, licensing deals, IPOs and M&A that happen along the way. Its coverage is huge, tracking both the tiny, virtual startups and the biggest of Big Pharma, key medical meetings and special reports that highlight up-and-comers and shed new light on industry heavyweights.

GaBI Journal: Generics and Biosimilars Initiative was founded in 2008 by Pro Pharma Communications International and aims to raise the scientific status of generic and biosimilar medicines, and to provide comprehensive high quality, scientifically sound, reliable, well-documented and up-to-date information about generic and biosimilar medicines both in print and electronically in an open access format.

G.I.T. Laboratory Journal: This journal is ideal for all users from laboratory bench to top management and from basic research to process technology, with up-to-date information adapted to its readers' special requirements for business and education.

Life Science Leader: This digital version of this business journal for life science executives is designed to provide thought leadership and an in-depth look into industry trends and hot topics that will impact the growth of the pharma and biopharma markets.

Nature Biotechnology: The Nature Research portfolio includes journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine. Focusing on the needs of scientists, Nature (founded in 1869) is the leading weekly, international scientific journal. Online, provides over 6 million visitors per month with access to Nature Research publications and online databases and services.

Nordic Life Science Review: Available in both physical and digital versions, this publication aims to build bridges between readers of industry by providing them with the latest developments, progress and setbacks, in-depth stories and interviews from the Nordic countries.

NY Times: Founded in 1851, the New York Times has won 125 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper. It is ranked 17th in the world by circulation. The Health section is rather broad, covering everything from cell biology to new cancer treatments but of December 2017, the New York Times has a total of 3.5 million paid subscriptions in both print and digital versions, and more than 130 million monthly readers, more than double its audience two years previously.

Pharmaphorum: pharmaphorum is a content and communications company that offer a unique hybrid combination of publishing heritage and journalism with the creativity and expertise of an agency. As a Google-recognised source of “real” news and information, pharmaphorum works with global pharma companies to apply this expertise in publishing, journalism and content-development.

Pharmaceutical Commerce: Written for biopharma commercial executive decision-makers focusing on business processes and the technologies involved in how approved drugs go to market, with the goal of reducing the cost of commercial operations. The online version of this magazine features special web only content as well as all the content available in their print version.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: aims to help drug makers understand and improve their processes, and gain manufacturing efficiencies, improving speed to market within the highly regulated Pharma environment.

Pharmaceutical Online: Pharmaceutical Online provides the pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging industry with exclusive and actionable information to help industry members tackle the challenge of bringing life-saving and life-improving therapies to market.

PharmTech Talk | Pharmaceutical Technology: For biotech professionals looking for dynamic and reliable cutting-edge peer-reviewed content on next-generation process, pharma Tech is best resource for topics including development and manufacturing, formulation, drug delivery, ingredients, regulation, analytics, packaging, supply-chain, and outsourcing. They also provide comprehensive coverage of international regulations and business trends relating to drug development.

Pharma Times: PharmaTimes offers a blend of news stories, interviews, features, case studies, analysis and comment on the critical issues facing the pharma and healthcare sectors. Its wide editorial lens combined with its editorial philosophy to deliver coverage from the perspective of the industry, the payer and the patient allows PharmaTimes to help kickstart conversations that matter most to our audience of decision makers within pharma and the healthcare profession.

PharmaVoice: The primary audience for PharmaVoice is made up of executive and corporate management from pharmaceutical, biotechnology, drug delivery, marketing communications, clinical services, contract research, drug development, and information technology companies, as well as other industry sectors. PharmaVoice has readers from around the world.

SciDoc Publishers: SciDoc Publishers is established with a sole motive to disseminate knowledge among the scientific community. Its publishing model allows them to reach millions of readers and give them access to scientific publications - online, free of charge. Through Open Access, it intends to remove all barriers that traditional publishing models impose. Keeping up to the pace of the 21st century and the vast global research scenario, it ensures accelerated distribution of new developments to the entire scientific community.

Securing Industry: is an information service that covers the issues surrounding supply chain. It provides practical advice and intelligence to help manufacturers define and pursue their own strategies for tackling crime including counterfeiting, product diversion, adulteration and theft. We cover key developments in the major areas of supply chain like cargo thefts, shipment security and developments in the global regulatory environment.

Stat News: Stat News delivers fast, deep, and tough-minded journalism about life sciences and the fast-moving business of making medicines. It takes you inside academic labs, biotech boardrooms and political backrooms. It casts a critical eye on scientific discoveries, scrutinizes corporate strategies, and chronicles roiling battles for talent, money, and market share. It covers the technologies, personalities, power brokers, and political forces driving massive changes in the life science industry — and a revolution in human health.

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33 CHARTS: Unique insight and analysis on the changing face of medicine written by Bryan Vartabedian a pediatrician at Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Vertabedian is one of health care’s influential voices on technology & medicine talks about how technology is changing the way we care for and engage with patients.

Bloomberg Healthcare Blog: Bloomberg Healthcare provides legal, tax, compliance, government affairs and government contracting professionals with critical information, practical guidance and workflow solutions. It leverages leading technology and a global network of experts to deliver a unique combination of news and authoritative analysis, comprehensive research solutions, innovative practice tools, and proprietary business data and analytics.

EMR STRAIGHT TALK: EMR Straight Talk was launched in 2009 as a platform to discuss, analyze, dissect, and report on the countless complexities and challenges facing the healthcare industry. Thought-leaders and guest bloggers can start conversations about new developments, challenges, and opportunities in the healthcare industry, as well as to address business and leadership issues in general.

FDA Lawblog: FDA Lawblog has its finger on the pulse of the largest dedicated FDA law firm in the United States. Its technical expertise and industry knowledge is exceptional with the ability to help you create efficient and effective strategies for premarket submissions and product approval, successfully promote products while meeting regulatory obligations and market compliant products.

HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS: If you are a forward thinking healthcare professional looking to drive change and shape innovation in the industry, Healthcare Informatics serves as the leading source of information for planning, development, and implementation of important technological strategies that define tomorrow’s healthcare.

Patent Docs: The contributors and authors that make up Patent Docs are an impressive list of patent attorneys and agents, many of whom hold doctorates in a diverse array of disciplines. Patent Docs covers everything from Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, Food and Drug Administration to Media Commentary.

Pharma Leaders: PharmaLeaders is an online news, resources and community environment focused on keeping life sciences industry executives, manufacturers, marketers and educators informed and educated. This dedicated web portal provides access to breaking industry news, informative content grouped into one of nine channels, Biotech, Clinical, CME, Compliance, Device, Marketing, Pharma, R&D, and Training, upcoming meetings, live web events, and in-depth special reports, a comprehensive and a searchable vendor directory.

Wall Street Journal Health Blog: The Wall Street Journal Digital Network is the Web's largest publisher of award-winning content, original business news and financial information. Comprised of The Wall Street Journal Online, MarketWatch, Barron's Online, SmartMoney Online, All Things Digital and FINS, WSJDN offers editorial coverage and innovative partnership opportunities.

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University Blogs:

Clinical Research at Yale: The Yale School of Medicine has a tradition of developing promising new treatments such as the insulin pump to treat diabetes, two drugs to treat HIV infection and the first treatment that arms the body's cells to create a cancer-fighting immune response. The news section at Yale Centre for Clinical Investigation provides latest news and updates in similar research studies and investigations.

Harvard Health Blog: A part of Harvard Medical School’s many publications, the health blog focuses on hard hitting issues that affect everyday life, making these articles interesting for not just pharma and healthcare professionals but for a wide range of people.

Imperial College London Institute of Global Health Innovation: What sets this blog apart is the wide range of topics from staff, students and guest bloggers. Subjects in this blog include various global health topics ranging from malaria, asthama, cancer to Biotechnology, medical devices and health policy. All topics that are currently being worked on within the institute and Imperial.

Johns Hopkins Research: At the Johns Hopkins research blog you can read and learn about their accomplished and dedicated researchers and the work that they do to better understand diseases and disorders that include stroke, schizophrenia and leukemia. The continuously growing scope of this blog ranges from basic and clinical to translational research.

Mayo Clinic Hometown Health: The Advancing the science blog is a wealth of information and resources to improve your health and well-being, including blog posts from providers, patients and community members.

MIT Biotech Group: The MIT Biotechnology Group aims to increase the pace of biotechnological innovation by building strong, symbiotic relationships between the MIT community and thought-leaders in academia, industry, and business.

Stanford Medical: A leader in the biomedical revolution, Stanford Medicine has a long tradition of leadership in pioneering research, creative teaching protocols and effective clinical therapies. Very similarly their news section boasts new research and technology that is relevant to everyone.

UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences News: UCL’s Medical School is a powerhouse for biomedical research, education and training. This blog is featured in their news section and talks about the latest innovation in medical and healthcare in an easy to digest manner.

University of Oxford Nuffield Department of Medicine: In Oxford, NDM maintains research including: cellular and molecular physiology, structural biology, genomics, cancer research, experimental medicine, vaccine development, clinical biomanufacturing, and tropical medicine and global health. The blog focuses on high quality clinical research with medical application in the pursuit of academic excellence and the positive impact of research on the health and wellbeing of the global community.

University of Oxford Radcliffe Department of Medicine: Another one of Oxford’s blogs makes this list. This one talk about some of the world’s biggest health challenges by integrating innovative basic biology with cutting edge clinical research in a range of areas including cardiovascular sciences, diabetes and endocrinology, immunology, haematology and pathology.

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Online Resource Hubs

123Biotech: 123Biotech is not just a one-stop shop for all news in biotechnology. It is an extensive library of information on everything from food biotechnology to biotech funding in India with detailed definitions. It is something of an encyclopaedia for anyone with an interest in the field.

3PLNews: 3PL News will keep you up to date with the industry dynamics and global supply chain management trends.

Cafe Pharma: Aimed at pharmaceutical sales professionals, aggregates news on a daily basis from traditional media and pharma bloggers. One of the biggest draws of cafepharma is its active discussion forum that provides an "inside peak" into the industry.

Elsevier: If you are looking for broaden your knowledge Drug Discovery & Development; Elsevier is the perfect resource that brings you ideas and insight supporting all stages of the process. Go through their whitepapers, articles, reports or webinars for information across the board for new research, development and technology in the biotech world.

EvaluatePharma: EvaluatePharma offers daily and weekly “Market Movers” analysis focusing on drug approvals both in the US and worldwide, filings, R&D, licensing and partnering agreements. It features charts and news briefs gathered by sixty healthcare analysts according to the company.

Eyeforpharma: feature articles and blogs by guest industry executives and consultants writing on sales and marketing topics. The site has an active forum and encourages information exchange. What separates Eyeforpharma from the crowd is its mission which is, according to the publication, to keep the industry focused on patients.

MASSDEVICE: provides news and information for the medical device industry and the companies that drive it. Recognized throughout the med-tech industry as a go-to source for originally-reported, quality news coverage.

Pharma Marketing News: Pharmaceutical marketing consultant John Mack publishes this long-running independent site. Articles typically stick to pharmaceutical marketing communications, interactive technologies, and medical privacy issues. Moreover, there is no short supply of news and opinions in the blog and forums.

PharmaTech: Multiple contributors to Pharmaceutical Technology's blog, PharmTech Talk, discuss manufacturing issues like process development, formulation and drug delivery, packaging, and testing regulatory issues for peers in the industry.

SCIENCEDAILY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY NEWS: ScienceDaily is best known for showcasing the top science news stories from the world’s leading universities and research organizations. Updated several times a day with breaking news and feature articles, seven days a week, the site covers discoveries in all fields of the physical, biological, earth and applied sciences.

Technology Networks: Technology Networks' online communities are dedicated to a wide range of disciplines within the life science, analytical and drug discovery sectors. This online publication provides access to the latest scientific news, products, research, videos and posters.

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