Focus Forward: The Year in Review and a Look Ahead
Posted 01 December 2010 | By
It's been said that you cannot set your future course without knowing the point from which you started. This seems a fitting perspective for reflection on 2010. The year continued to pose economic challenges for many regions of the world and for industry, government, academia and research organizations. But, there were signs of improvement in some sectors-glimmers of opportunity. Access to safe and effective healthcare products that improve the length and quality of life remained a priority for most societies, while the cost of healthcare products and services was among the key issues that shaped elections and government policies. Regulation of healthcare products continued to be an area of scrutiny by politicians, the media and the public.