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Entering life sciences consulting next year but have far less relative knowledge on the industry. What are the best books/resources to onboard myself?

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This is a comprehensive list and should get set you up for solid grounding and understanding
- Fierce Pharma is an excellent source.
- Understanding Pharma: A Primer on How Pharmaceutical Companies Really Work by John Campbell
- Forecasting for the Pharmaceutical Industry: Models for New Product and In-Market Forecasting and How to Use Them by Arthur G. Cook
- CFA Institute Industry Guides: The Pharmaceutical Industry by Marietta Miemietz
- The Price of Global Health: Drug Pricing Strategies to Balance Patient Access and the Funding of Innovation by Ed Schoonveld

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SUPER helpful, thanks so much!

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Honestly, just sign up for daily headlines - Fierce Pharma is a good place. Then don’t just read the article, but look up things that you’re not quite following.

Can also be good to read up on clinical development, insurance coverage, etc.

There’s a ton you’ll learn on the job, just don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Really helpful, thank you!

I was in the same boat. You don't need any courses or anything - just start reading the headlines. Fierce Pharma and Endpoints are good places to start.

Great, thank you!

I also recommend STAT News and their Readout Loud podcast. Journalism worth paying for - one of the first outlets to get the scoop on SARS-CoV-2!

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