quality of life

Sahar Whelan, RPh, BScPhm, MScPhm

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sahar whelanTitle: Director of Pharmacy

Company: Concord Specialty Pharmacy

Location: Ontario, Canada

Sahar Whelan, RPh, BScPhm, MScPhm started working in the pharmaceutical industry 27 years ago. After college, she bought a small retail pharmacy, but felt that she lacked intellectual stimulation in the day to day pharmaceutical responsibility. She looked for ways that she could add to the business and responded to an advertisement about infusion. She educated herself and decided to incorporate it into her business. The ultimate mission of Concord Specialty Pharmacy is to be a pioneer in getting government agencies to buy into the concept of Infusion and develop a type of contract for homecare patients and improve their quality of life. Read the rest of this entry »

Julie E. Faulkner, M.Sc.

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60e6c0b31bcf42b3ba5f7ec5d7d0fdd9Title: Clinical Project Management Director

Company: Quintiles

Location: British Columbia, Canada

Julie Faulkner’s fascination with medicine led to her decision to pursue a career within the pharmaceutical industry. Today, she has 21 years of industry experience and has become an integral member of Quintiles’ staff. Quintiles is one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies that focuses on development and commercial outsourcing services. In her position for the past 12 years, Ms. Faulkner is responsible for conducting global clinical trials, managing programs for clients, working in the biotechnology sector with drugs and devices, and running clinical trials.

Ms. Faulkner is a highly accomplished professional who is noted for launching new drugs into the market. She has worked on clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and diabetes, and has made great strides in helping to save and improve the quality of life for the people taking the drugs she works on. Ms. Faulkner’s ultimate goal is to find a cure for cancer. Read the rest of this entry »