Everyday people take advantage of the many different medications available not even stopping to think where they come from or what it takes to make them accessible. We are all guilty of this more or less but perhaps with a little education, appreciation can be given to those responsible. One of the parties responsible is a company called Amgen. Amgen plays a major role in the development and delivery of medications for such medical conditions as cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and bone disease. Amgen is a large and extremely successful business in the world of human therapeutics and is one of the first of its kind. With the help of highly educated and pleased employees this company continues to develop new and improved drugs holding the reputation of an exceptionally prosperous multi-billion dollar corporation (Amgen). The former CEO of Amgen Gordon Binder was of the mindset of helping his subordinates succeed in order to succeed himself. Clearly this philosophy proved to be beneficial as the company prospered and became well known for being a great employer. As of the year 2000 Binder lead the company to be the stock market’s fourteenth largest pharmaceutical company of the world. This philosophy was carried on by CEO’s through the years bringing the company more and more success (Quiet). Now in 2012 Forbes magazine ranks Amgen two-hundred and twelve on their list of “The World’s Biggest Public Companies (Forbes).” President and CEO Robert A. Bradway lead this large company of seventeen thousand plus employees in an effort to “serve patients” (Amgen). As of April 2012 he has successfully taken the company to $15.58 Billion in sales as well as achieving scores below five-hundred in assets, profit, and market value according to Forbes. As a global market frontrunner of the pharmaceutical world, Amgen is only exceeded by Genentech in market capitalization (Smith). It’s obvious that the success of the company must come in part from the effectiveness of the products they are producing. However nothing dulls the risks a biomedical company faces including healthcare cuts, generic rivalry, and the unfavorable effects of the drugs on patients. Amgen has taken the approach of biotechnology and the use of human proteins as therapeutic agents. They also use a combination of cellular and molecular biology and the advancements thereof. They are very well known in the medical/pharmaceutical world and currently have about ten products available for various medical conditions. Clinical trials are underway through Amgen for various conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and cancer (Amgen). Also among the qualities of this company are its nonprofit organizations and community assistance programs. Such organizations help Amgen in their goals of great patient care by helping more people obtain their drugs. Their organizations also assist in scholarships and internships for students from junior high to college (Amgen). Amgen has seventeen locations globally in Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, Canada, and the United States. Of the seventeen locations the United States holds nine research facilities. Although it’s extremely important for a company to grow and develop new facilities, the opportunity for major communication gaps is tenfold especially considering global growth. With lack of communication the potential for loss of control is increased which poses serious risks from every perspective (Amgen, Forbes). Another culprit for risks is the biotechnology industry itself. The very success of the company is solely based on the effects of the drugs on patients. The simple fact is the drug either works or it doesn’t. If people are dying or having terrible side effects it’s a direct reflection of the drug company and they pay heavily for…
weeks of a year and I am responsible to my House Co-ordinator. In my role I am responsible for supporting the House Co-ordinator with the care of students with special needs within a house community and in implementing the Individual Placement Plans by encouraging and supporting the development of social, educational and emotional abilities of the students. As a support worker I am expected to work effectively within a team and support the House Co-ordinator with the day-to-day running of the house…
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Wilton, N. (2011, p293) refers downward communication to top-down communication from management to employees. Typical practices include company newsletters, magazines, team briefing, presentations and employee reports.
It is a process by which management informs staff about decisions that they made and explains the rationale for these decisions, particularly when communication is from senior management with the purpose of communicating organisational strategy, mission…
charges, Robert Courtney also faced several civil lawsuits for fraud and wrongful death. Eli Lilly & Company and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company have been named as co-defendants in some of the cases due to their alleged knowledge of Courtney’s practice and selling drugs to him through inappropriate supply channels. (National briefing |," 2002)
Through his criminal and unethical acts, Robert Courtney violated the trust that patients and providers place in their pharmacist. He also neglected his…
To distill the course information to its essence by condensing the information into concepts, nuggets, or puzzle pieces that you will use to build the bigger picture later.
1) active reading (auditory and visual)
2) case briefing (visual and tactile)
3) listening (auditory) and taking notes (visual and tactile) in class.
To put the pieces from the distillation process together to enable you to see the connections between concepts and therefore…
The aims of this paper were to appraise the effectiveness of IAMSAR manual as a guide for the navigators of a marine vessel participating in search and rescue action for the first time who also took on the role of on-scene co-ordinators.
• To appraise the benefits of using the IAMSAR Manual in the search and rescue actions.
• To analyze the pros and recommendations of the use of the IAMSAR Manual literally.
• To provide self opinion about the IAMSAR…
specifications incorporating the specialist contributions will be prepared and more meetings will take place between the design team and the client to highlight any issues which may include:
1. More design details
2. Co-ordination of the work of all the consultants
3. Co-ordination of structural design and building services
4. Finalisation of details of:
a. Standard equipment
c. Finishes to be incorporated into the building
5. Application for…
Will the Internet be allowed to develop as a completely unfettered medium, or will
telecom and content regulators from government and industry play a major role
in overseeing what happens? Opinion is divided. Almost three-quaters of the population
would like to see some form of regulation but most people are unsure how it can be done.
Whichever way the dust settles on this issue, the tension between free and regulated flow
of online information…
Contractors should receive a site safety induction and their work practices should be documented and supervised.
An Occupational Health & Safety Committee is a means where a representative group can come together in a co-operative way to improve the site's systems for managing health and safety. Taylor Primary School’s OH & S Committee meets at least once per term to consider the safety aspects of the School in all of its activities. It comprises a teacher, a non-teaching…
Café Co is one of the five main players in the ‘coffee house’ industry, which now has more than 6000 stores across the globe, 500 of which are in the UK and Ireland. They employ 7000 staff in the UK alone and serve 35 million customers in their stores across the globe each week.
The coffee industry is particularly robust, with coffee being the second most valuable commodity in the world after oil, with global retail sales estimated to be £39.2 billion. A total of 6.7 million tonnes of…