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Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: derekb.lowe@gmail.com Twitter: Dereklowe

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May 23, 2012

Drug Discovery on Radio 4

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Posted by Derek

Several readers sent along a link to this Radio 4 program ("The End of Drug Disocvery") from the BBC on drug discovery. From what I've heard, it's a very good overview of the current state of the field for people outside it, and gets across just how difficult it's been to find good drug candidates.

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1. petros on May 23, 2012 10:09 AM writes...

Had missed this so thanks for the plug Derek.

An interesting set of interviewees including
Chas Bountra (Structural Genomics Consortium)
Patrick Vallance (GSK)
Paul Workman

Also had a non-pharma academic claiming that the use of stem cells will deliver human tissue for all sorts of tox studies!

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2. Anonymous on May 23, 2012 10:16 AM writes...

Nice overview, even if a bit basic for the readership here. Great to hear Patrick Vallance speak so eloquently and with such evident erudition. Patrick has been very supportive of pre-competitive alliances, just check out the game-changing Pistoia Alliance for a working example of this where GSK is one of the main drivers!

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3. DrSnowboard on May 23, 2012 5:00 PM writes...

@2 Nice summary, even if a bit obvious and toadying for the readership here. Great to hear your unbiased and gushing praise of 'Patrick', we all call him by his first name here, just check out my previous game-changing press releases..err I mean posts on the GSK internal blogs!

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4. johnnyboy on May 23, 2012 8:03 PM writes...

@3: you have stumbled upon The Commenter Formerly Known as Agilist, and lord knows how many other pseudonyms. He pops up here every single time something about GSK is mentioned, to toot the company's horn. Obviously the GSK cuts haven't fully affected the PR department yet.

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