The Devil’s in the Data

To know whether one is doing the right thing is a devilishly hard task. No matter how pure your intention or ingenious your intervention, it is never a simple matter to prove beyond doubt that you are having the impact you desire. The line between cause and effect is often far more blurred than one … Continue reading

The Cure and the Cause

The pharmaceutical industry to which I have returned to is in a pretty bad state. Across the world, the ‘blockbuster’ drugs (those with annual sales above $1 billion) that have fuelled the sector’s growth during the preceding decades are coming to the end of their patent protected lives and with few exceptions there are no … Continue reading