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Benchmarking the Pharma Industry's Medical Affairs Functions

  • ID: 3261621
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 63 pages
  • Industry Standard Research (ISR)
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Medical Affairs, as a function, sits at a crossroads in the pharmaceutical industry. The department isexpected to act as a bridge between the commercial and scientific arms of an organization. Medical Affairs is further tasked with being the conduit of information between the company and external stakeholders, bringing efficacy and safety data to the medical community as well as gathering insightsfrom the medical community to share internally. All responsibilities must be undertaken while keeping in mind strict regulatory controls and ensuring that medical data are interpreted appropriately.

This research industry has designed this report to be used as a benchmarking tool for companies to compare their Medical Affairs functions to those of Top 50 pharmaceutical organizations.
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1. Copyright and Usage Guidelines

2. Methodology
- Respondents’ Company Size
- Interviewee Titles
- Interviewee Responsibilities

3. Introduction

4. Understanding the Medical Affairs Function
- Medical Affairs Employees
- Educational Background
- Employee Qualities
- Specific Qualities of Medical Affairs Employees
- Key Takeaways

5.Medical Affairs Goals and Involvement
- Medical Affairs Goals
- Top Medical Affairs Goals
- Goals Related to the Company
- Goals Related to Product Stakeholders
- Goals Related to Patients
- Clinical Trial Involvement
- Actual vs. Desired Medical Affairs Involve-
- ment Timeline
- Barrier to Earlier Involvement
- Key Takeaways

6. Medical Affairs Department Benchmarking
- Division of Work
- Global Medical Affairs vs. Regional Medical
- Affairs
- Global Medical Affairs
- Regional Medical Affairs
- Deviations from Typical Work Flow
- Best Practices for Collaborating on Medical
- Affairs Work
- Key Takeaways

7. Department Structure
- Common Medical Affairs Global Structure
- Medical Strategy and Department Leadership
- Specialized Functions
- Unique Global Medical Affairs Structures
- Portfolio Team
- Patient Focused Teams
- Checks and Balances
- Regional Structures
- Headcount
- Number of Worldwide Medical Affairs
- Employees
- Key Takeaways

8. Organizational Alignment
- Research & Development
- Executive Leadership
- Business Development
- Commercial
- Comparison of Medical Affairs Placements
- Key Takeaways

9. Outsourcing Behavior
- Services Outsourced
- Is Department Size a Factor?
- Reasons for Outsourcing
- Limited Resources
- Strategic Decision
- Vendor Selection
- Process for Selecting Vendors
- Vendor Attributes
- Work-Related Attributes Mentioned Most
- Often
- Customer Experience Attributes Mentioned Most Often
- Key Takeaways

10. Medical Affairs Budget
- Size of Budget
- Changes to the Medical Affairs Budget
- Source of the Budget
- Insufficient Budget
- Key Takeaways

11. Challenges
- Demonstrating Value of Medical Affairs
- Effectiveness Metrics
- Compliance
- Talent Management
- Establishing Medical Affairs Planning Process
- Access to the Medical Community
- Key Takeaways

12. Future Predictions
- Increased Sophistication
- Patient Focus
- Increased Prominence
- Best Practices and Recommendations
- About Industry Standard Research
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