If your name looks like it came straight from the script of Iron Man 3 and you're in charge of a cutting-edge Pentagon medical research unit, it makes Hollywood sense that your current project would involve investigating psychiatric medicines in the hope of finding a compound that can block fear. If anyone wants an interesting speaker for their medical event, we'd suggest sending an email to Colonel Christian Macedonia MD, a military physician (pictured) who is working towards creating a fearless 'supersoldier'.
Industry issues UK jobs warning as medicines pricing debate begins
One wonders what Dr James Reilly and HSE/DoH colleagues will make of a recent Reuters article on UK medicines pricing? The story, which is also carried in the Daily Telegraph, reports a warning by the British pharmaceutical industry that drug manufacturing could leave the UK if attitudes to pricing become unsympathetic. Of course no country is more reliant on its medicines manufacturing sector than recession-embattled Ireland. With discussions between IPHA and the DoH on new pricing mechanisms seemingly in Mexican stand-off mode, and a long line of drugs awaiting GMS reimbursement, will Irish industry leaders consider a similar strategy?