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Peace in strength. Like the mighty oak that has survived some 600 years in what is now my back yard, we engage with experience and resilience. Whether the winds blow hard or the sun shines bright, we go on, deeply rooted and stretching for the heavens.
Strength in peace. Many challenges of the world, and Pharmaceutical R&D, grow out of mere misunderstandings. We seek to enhance mutual understanding and peaceful cooperation toward shared objectives.
- Peace and Strength by Kevin Freiert
The moment was awkward. We had invited in a handful of patients who had the disease we were working to treat to our annual Development Team all-hands meeting. We wanted to learn from them and to be motivated by them. They poured their hearts out to us. They told us…Read More
Sometimes you get the chance to experience something that resets your expectations. The Salem Oaks team had the opportunity to attend the Rare Patient Advocacy Symposium in Philadelphia on May 19, 2018. The event was organized in partnership between Global Genes and the Orphan Disease Center at UPenn. Although I…Read More
I remember the day vividly. It was cold and rainy, the night before Thanksgiving. I was sitting in an oncologist’s office and she said those words, “You have cancer and I am not able to treat you. You are going to need to see a specialist.” It was official, I…Read More
We need to help people understand their rights to information (and to privacy) when they choose to help care for a family member. The article points out many barriers to family members effectively assisting in the care of loved ones. http://bit.ly/2DLfTD6 This situation seems similar to writing one’s last will and…Read More
Over the past weeks, I have discussed several barriers that make it difficult to involve patients in developing new medicines as much as everyone involved would like. My theory is that we need to do a better job educating patients. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Some of these barriers…Read More