YourEncore eBook and Infographic Highlight 10 Trends Shaping the Pharmaceutical Industry

June 11, 2015 YourEncore Marketing

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwired - Jun 11, 2015) - The PDUFA VI renewal cycle (and other regulatory policies), rising development and prescriptions costs, and potential supply chain vulnerabilities are a few of the trends impacting the pharmaceutical industry, according to a new eBook and infographic from YourEncore (, a company that helps firms in the life sciences, consumer products and food sciences industries solve complex innovation, compliance and productivity challenges. Click to Tweet.

"The Pharm-ers Almanac" eBook details 10 of the most pressing trends that are shaping the pharmaceutical industry, including:

  • Crowd-funding and venture philanthropy drug development
  • The breaking of data silos that make clinical trial data more accessible
  • Counterfeit and substandard drugs penetrating the U.S. border
  • High R&D costs incurred by pharmaceutical companies launching new products
  • The development and approval of generics for pricey biologics

The eBook is authored by Tim Franson, M.D., chief medical officer at YourEncore. Franson also serves as president of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention and is a member of the Critical Path Institute board of directors. Other key contributors to the eBook include Joe Lamendola, former vice president of US regulatory affairs for Bristol-Myers Squibb; Peter Pitts, former associate commissioner at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); and Don Therasse, former vice president of global patient safety and bioethics for Eli Lilly and Company. 

"In today's environment, with PDUFA VI, 21st Century Cures and other industry dynamics creating uncertainty, YourEncore harnessed nearly 100 years of collective experience of the contributors to create this pharma-trends guidebook," said Franson. "The Almanac should help people consider the key trends and move forward in development planning with confidence, both today and tomorrow."

The free infographic is available for download at The eBook is available at (Note to reporters and editors: email to request an emailed copy of the eBook.)

About YourEncore
Indianapolis-based YourEncore, an Inc. 5000 company, helps companies in the life sciences,consumer products and food industries solve complex innovation, compliance and productivity challenges by deploying highly-experienced and immediately effective experts.YourEncore experts, which include MDs, PhDs, executives and practitioners, have on average 25 years of experience and are behind many of the most successful products on the market. In addition to advisory services, the company also offers the resources to act on its recommendations. Founded in 2003, YourEncore today works with 12 of the 15 leading global pharmaceutical companies and four of the six top consumer care companies. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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