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Pharmaceutical Medical Affairs Functions Get a Boost in Budget, Staffing

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The growing importance of the medical affairs function coincides with a company's need to manage rapidly changing regulatory requirements in today's biopharmaceutical industry.

This year, nearly one-third of companies anticipate an increase in medical affairs funding of more than 10 percent. However, a top challenge still on the minds of medical affairs executives is insufficient resources, including budget and headcount, for developing and maintaining an effective medical affairs group.

"Medical Affairs Resources, Structures & Trends," primary research conducted by Best Practices, LLC's, provides medical affairs executives with recent trends in budget and staffing resources, key challenges and top success factors for the function.

Download a complimentary white paper at that includes selected best practices drawn from extensive primary research with executives from 25 leading biopharmaceutical companies.

The full 40-page report contains more than 100 benchmark metrics and 20 executive narratives, providing medical affairs executives with recent trends in budget and staffing resources, key challenges and top success factors for the function.

Key topics of this primary research include:

  • Organizational structures
  • Budget allocation for medical affairs functions and outsourcing
  • Recent and anticipated changes in resource levels
  • Impact on medical affairs functions on company success
  • Key success factors and challenges for medical affairs

For more information on this study and other recent primary research studies, contact us at 919.403.0251 or at  

BEST PRACTICES, LLC, conducts work based on the simple yet profound principle that organizations can chart a course to superior economic performance by studying the best business practices, operating tactics and winning strategies of world-class companies. Best Practices, LLC has been a leader in pharmaceutical research and consulting for more than 17 years; our clients include 48 out of the top 50 pharmaceutical companies.

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