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Pharmaceutical Industry Utilizes Local Medical Information Groups to Support Affiliate Operations in Global Locations

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvy pharmaceutical companies create local medical information groups within their affiliate operations around the world to more effectively address local inquiries about products.

This is just one of the findings to emerge from a new study about medical information groups, the function within pharma that helps develop publication materials and responds to stakeholder inquiries about pharmaceutical products.

New research from consulting leader Best Practices, LLC found that affiliates in global locations should have local capabilities for medical information activities. Local offices have three important advantages: they respond to inquiries in the native language, they are able to provide a timely response, and they are more attuned to local regulations.

The report, "Critical Strategies to Develop Strong Medical Information Groups," presents reliable industry metrics that identify critical attributes that medical information groups need to be effective.

The research:

  • Illustrates how leading Pharma and Biotech companies structure their medical information groups
  • Highlights strategies to align medical information activities with compliance
  • Outlines resource levels for medical affairs that create strong medical information groups
  • Identifies the ways for efficient internal collaboration
  • Explores strategies for managing several medical information activities

This study identifies which internal groups are key partners for medical information groups and the key challenges facing this function. In addition, it explores how leading pharma and biotech companies organize their medical information groups.

Best Practices, LLC engaged 26 Medical Affairs leaders at 25 biopharmaceutical companies for this research study. This report captures insights on two segments: company size and global/US-only.

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Best Practices, LLC is a leading benchmarking, consulting and advisory services firm serving biopharmaceutical and medical device companies worldwide. Best Practices, LLC's clients include all the top 10 and 48 of the top 50 global healthcare companies. The firm conducts primary research and consulting using its comprehensive proprietary benchmarking tools and analysis.

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