2002 News

Heldrich Report: The Pharmaceutical/Medical Technology Industry Will Add Almost 15,000 New Jobs

State Needs To Produce More Skilled Graduates 

Trenton, NJ, November 12, 2002 — New Jersey’s pharmaceutical and medical technology companies are growing and will add almost 15,000 new jobs by the end of this decade, according to a recent report issued by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.  However, the report also cites a growing disparity between the number of new jobs and the number of qualified workers to fill them. Read more


Government Price Controls on Prescription Drugs May Be More than Patients Bargain For

New Brunswick, NJ, October 7, 2002 — Many critics of the pharmaceutical industry contend that the fastest and easiest way to lower prescription drug costs is for the government to impose price controls.  That chorus is gaining momentum in state houses around the nation, as well as in Congress.  Read more


Discover Why We Are New Jersey’s ‘Premier’ Industry

New Brunswick, NJ, October 7, 2002 — For years, the telecommunications industry dominated our state’s economy.  But over the last decade, the pharmaceutical and medical technology industry has become the key driver of our state’s economic well-being.  This is evidenced by the fact that New Jersey is home to more pharmaceutical and medical technology companies than any other state in the country. Read more


Continuing Our Progress Depends on Today’s Health Care Policy Decisions

New Brunswick, NJ, October 7, 2002 — The proliferation of prescription drugs and medical devices has dramatically changed health care over the past quarter century.  It also has dramatically changed the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey’s member companies. Read more


Challenges and Opportunities: Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology Industry Trends

New Brunswick, NJ, October 7, 2002 — Decisions made today in New Jersey are shaping the future of human health — both here in the Garden State and around the globe.  As a result of the unheralded success in research and innovation, the pharmaceutical and medical technology industry is now poised to conquer some of the most deadly and dreaded diseases known to mankind. Read more


Who Will Be Our Healers? The Case for Linking Academics and a Job

New Brunswick, NJ, October 7, 2002 — A frequent lament among American employers is the lack of skilled workers to meet the ever-changing needs of the new economy.  In fact, survey after survey reports that finding and retaining qualified workers is the number one issue for U.S. industry today.   Read more


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