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Deadly Anti-Vaxxers

The WHO lists ‘vaccine hesitancy’ among the 10 greatest threats to global health in 2019; unfounded fears are endangering health. Writing in Nature, Heidi Larson, a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, predicted that the next pandemic would spread not for lack of preventative technologies, but rather because “emotional contagion, digitally enabled, could erode trust in vaccines so much as to render them moot.” According to Heidi, modern internet culture has played a significant role in stoking fear of vaccinations and, in a social media environment that is emotionally volatile, encourages snap judgement, and is mistrustful of elites and authority, misinformation spreads more easily.

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Switzerland overtakes Germany as Europe’s biggest drug delivery innovator, with the UK and France close behind

Paris, 19th August 2019: As predicted by the ‘European drug delivery and packaging’ report earlier this year, new data shows innovation in drug delivery is accelerating across Europe – with provisional findings from the Pharmapack Innovation Index (2020) showing that Switzerland has over taken Germany as Europe’s most innovative drug delivery market.
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SCOPE Europe – Summit for Clinical Ops Executives Europe

17-18 September 2019, Barcelona, Spain

Building on the success of its long-running US-based counterpart, Summit for Clinical Trials Operations Executives Europe (SCOPE Europe) is a two-day event serving clinical innovation leaders, clin ops execs, functional heads, category managers, and those responsible for the planning and management of clinical trials in Europe and the Rest of the World. The event will feature opening and closing plenary keynote sessions, five conference tracks, interactive breakout discussion groups, and networking. It is an opportunity for leaders from large, mid-sized, and small pharma, specialty pharma, biotech, vendor companies, and academic research centers to come together to share best practices and discuss the new era of analytics-driven and patient-centric trials.
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