News Article

Pharma pricing under pressure

17 March 2019

Sarah Neville in today’s FT: AstraZeneca is mounting a big push into digital technologies, which includes hiring a former Nasa artificial intelligence expert Richard Dearden. The price of a product will depend on the total cost of treatment and disease, which requires in turn, real-world evidence and data of the patient’s interaction with the health system. Candesic’s recent projects in the field of digital health suggests partnership interactions among agents of the health system, resulting in smooth inter-operability and interfacing. One of the points raised by the article is the need for flexible skills, to cover artificial intelligence and data science, but also understand biology. This is one of the constant challenges we face as multi-faceted consultants.