Future of the Pharmaceutical Industry and Health Care Trends

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Future Health Care and Pharma Keynote Speaker

Presentation for ICPM - medical directors of research in Pharmaceutical companies on innovation, new patterns of health care, challenges in drug development and drug discovery.

New regulations, government  and insurance remuneration policies. Patient expectations and unmet needs.  Over the counter therapies and prescription only treatments.

Health care costs, patents, generics and manufacturing, patient safety and future of clinical trials.

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Living Wills - letter to my doctor just in case... Why it is so important to write down how you would like to be treated when too sick to be able to communicate. Future Health

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Living wills may be damaged by legislation

As a doctor who has specialised in the care of the dying I have often thought about how I would like to be treated when close to death. Should I write down my thoughts now just in case I am too weak to speak one day - and if I did, should my "living will" be legally binding on all who read it ?

The main reason why euthanasia and living wills are so much in the news is because of bad medicine. It is a scandal that people are still dying in terrible pain because of ignorance or obsession with cure at all costs. Many so-called technological advances are simply medicine gone stark raving mad.

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Could the human race really die out or become extinct? Lessons from recent mutant viruses - risks from global viral plague or lethal pandemics are low but potentially catastrophic

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Question asked at a conference in 2010: Could the human race die out? World Health Organisation is concerned about risks from virus pandemics and plague. Expect major antiviral research including vaccine technology. Lessons from Sars and Bird Flu.

Pharmaceutical company progress slow on antiviral medication. Virus jumps between species – animal to human. Health care impact of viral infections.

Hospitals, doctors, nurses and other health care workers were under huge pressure during Sars outbreak. Keynote conference speaker Patrick Dixon at Stein Am Rhein ...

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The Future of Health Care - Video

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Two great techno-revolutions will impact the future of health care: digital and genetic. The digital changes what we do -The genetic has the power to change who we are. Both together will transform every aspect of health services. Questions for a third millennium: How will people live and die? Will they die? The future of health care will not more of the same but basic human needs will be: physical, emotional, social and spiritual.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis - Sudden Death in Flight - What is your risk on long haul or short flights and how to protect yourself. Future of Health Care

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Why people die suddenly of blood clots on planes. Economy class syndrome - deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and how to avoid it. Do anti embolus stockings save lives  by preventing deep vein thrombosis? Health risks of business travel from blood clots / DVTs.

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ACET International Alliance - Future of AIDS - History of ACET - international AIDS agency started in 1988 by Dr Patrick Dixon, programmes in many of the poorest nations

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Future Health Care and Pharma Keynote Speaker

ACET International Alliance is an international network of independent organisations in 23 nations, working to save lives through prevention of HIV infection, care for all those affected by AIDS including ophans and vulnerable children, and mobilise communities including churches and faith-based organisations. ACET International Alliance grew out of the work of an organization called AIDS Care Education and Training (ACET) which was started in June 1988 by Dr Patrick Dixon in the UK with support from World in Need. The name "ACET" is pronounced "ASSET".

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The Future of Ageing - Video / Article on Future Health

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Future of health care and the pharmaceutical industry.

News and videos of new kind of world - how scientists will slow down or stop ageing in humans, plus other health trends.

Many other health-related resources and videos across this site.

Life expectancy, medical advances, pensions, retirement, lifestyles and government policy.

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Air ambulance emergency - eye-witness account of what really happens in the sky. Why helicopter air ambulances are really important in emergency rescue, with many day to day challenges

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Despised for Saving Lives - London's Air Ambulance fights for survival

The Daily Express Air Ambulance in London celebrated its fifth birthday this week. It has saved many lives but has recently been criticised. Dr Patrick Dixon followed a day in the life of the crew.


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Steroids - The Truth about Steroids - over 500,000 have read this article on Steroids health risk and dangers

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Everything you need to know about anabolic steroids, anabolic steroid information, types of steroids, sports steroids, steroid use, steroid use in sports, steroid information, legal steroids, steroid and steroids pictures.

Find out the truth about steroid cycles, the history of steroids, steroid abuse, steroids in sports, steroid side effects, injecting steroids, mexican steroids, steroid profiles, steroids in baseball, why people buy illegal steroids.

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ACET - AIDS care, HIV prevention and training in 23 nations - by ACET Founder Dr Patrick Dixon

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ACET is an international AIDS agency working in 23 countries to help prevent transmission of HIV (including mother to child transmission), home-based and clinic care for those affected by AIDS (including widows, orphans and vulnerable children), and mobilise communities including churches and Christian faith based organisations, fighting stigma, prejudice, ignorance and fear.

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The truth about IVF treatment - Future Health

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Infertility clinics have become big business over the last two decades with 20% IVF growth every year, but the technology has sometimes failed to deliver as patients expect with big variations in success rates between different clinics. Explore this busy IVF site for more - many pages and video. 

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Swine Flu Virus - World Health Organisation worries about a pandemic

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Swine flu virus - outbreak in Mexico, US, Canada and ? UK. Risk of global pandemic? Need for urgent government action, strict isolation (gurantine) and rapid treatment plus effective contact tracing. Symptoms of Swine flu Virus. Treatment of Swine Flu Virus. Public health measures. Lessons from Sars which killed 860 our of only 8600 cases and caused chaos with billions lost in SE Asia economy, global impact on travel and tourism, and disuption in many nations. Recorded April 26, 2009, 10:33 PM by Dr Patrick ...

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Swine Flu Virus Death toll less than feared Possible global pandemic?

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Death toll less then feared from Swine flu virus - outbreak in Mexico, US, Canada and ? UK. Risk of global pandemic? Need for urgent government action, strict isolation (gurantine) and rapid treatment plus effective contact tracing. Symptoms of Swine flu Virus. Treatment of Swine Flu Virus. Public health measures. Lessons from Sars which killed 860 our of only 8600 cases and caused chaos with billions lost in SE Asia economy, global impact on travel and tourism.

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Swine Flu: "Pandemic imminent" says WHO

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30 April 2009: WHO has raised the alert over Swine Flu to Level 5 - only one step short of a full pandemic.  Two days ago they announced Level 4 had been reached - the first time since the steps were introduced following Sars in 2003. Mexico's President Felipe Calderon announcing partial suspension of all non-essential work and services from 1 May to 5 May. He urged people to stay at home with their families during the shutdown. Swine Flu continues to spread around the world but while the number of suspected cases is rising rapidly, especially in Mexico, the number of cases with formal confirmation remains small.  What can we expect to happen next?  What are the real risks?

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Swine Flu Mexico shutdown: update and comment

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Comment in early days of Mexico Swine Flu epidemic in 2009: Research suggests that the virus causing Swine Flu (H1N1) may turn out to be quite similar to normal flu in mortality rates (1 in 1000).  This is based on a genetic analysis which shows that the virus has receptors which bind to the nose and upper airways, rather than to lung tissue.  This makes it more infectious but probably less dangerous for each person infected.  But these are early days.

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Swine Flu – Global Pandemic Threat - loss of life and business disruption

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Governments teams are meeting in emergency sessions around the world to plan urgent responses to Swine Flu Virus (H1N1) after over 1,600 cases were reported in less than 48 hours in Mexico with others reported or suspected in the US, Canada and the UK. By early 27th April 2009 over 1600 cases had already been reported in Mexico with over 100 deaths – up from zero reported cases in just 48 hours. John McCaulay from the National Institute of Medical Research in the UK has said that the death toll could be as high as that from Spanish Flu in 1918-1919 which is thought to have killed 30 million people – out of a much smaller world population – less than half the number of people in the world today.

Even if the spread of Swine Flu Virus is as well contained as Sars was in 2003, it is clear that huge potential exists for business disruption around the world. Sars only infected 8600 people of which 862 died, but wiped billions of dollars from stock markets in South East Asia and caused major challenges for international travel, as well as social chaos in places like Hong Kong where people feared for weeks to gather in public places.  This mutant version of Swine Flu has jumped from pigs to humans, combining it seems elements of bird flu, swine flu, and human flu.  People who have had human flu in the past are unlikely to be protected, nor those recently vaccinated against human flu.

Dr Patrick Dixon, Chairman of Global Change Ltd  said: "We are in a race against time to prevent a global pandemic.  We must also remember that even if the spread of Swine Flu Virus is as well contained as Sars was in 2003, there could still be huge business disruption around the world.  Sars only infected 8600 people in 2003 of which 862 died, but wiped billions of dollars from stock markets in South East Asia and caused major challenges for international travel, as well as social chaos in places like Hong Kong where people feared for weeks to gather in public places. Sars only infected 8,600 before being contained, but this Swine Flu Virus has probably already infected well over 1,600."

* Dr Patrick Dixon is a Futurist, physician, author of The Truth about AIDS, Futurewise and The Genetic Revolution.  He consults to a wide range of multinationals on health-related trends.  Press / media contact:  MEDIA

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