Kevin Grogan is the World News Online Editor for Pharma Times and has been writing about the industry since 1997, having previously worked as a journalist on rock/pop music publications, while contributing articles to the likes of The Independent and the Manchester Evening News on football. He specialises in the business developments of the pharmaceutical industry - financial results, mergers and acquisitions, alliances, legal tussles - and has a particular interest in emerging markets and the prospects for biotech.
Peter Mansell is a freelance writer and journalist with more than 20 years’ experience in the health, pharmaceutical and functional food sectors.
For six years he was a journalist at Scrip, including stints as US editor and company news editor. He subsequently edited OTC Business News for Financial Times newsletters and Nutraceuticals International for Marketletter Publications. He has also been deputy editor of OTC bulletin.
Peter has written management reports on prescription-to-OTC switching, borderline medicinal products, health claims, oncology products and biogenerics.
As a freelancer, has worked for clients including GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Medicom Excel, Hill & Knowlton, GCI, Ogilvy, the World Self-Medication Industry, the Proprietary Association of Great Britain, IMS, Informa, Global Insight, Business Insights, eyeforpharma, PharmaTimes, Generics bulletin, Scrip, The Regulatory Affairs Journal, Clinical Discovery, Pharma Marketletter, In-PharmaTechnolgist.com and Securing Pharma.
Qualified from King’s College London with BSc (hons) in Human Biology in 1999 with an interest in medical journalism. Has since held positions as a database analyst managing a portfolio of companies at Evaluate Pharma, and as news editor at Pharma Marketletter. Fluent German speaker, interests include music, piano, reading, astronomy, photography and Formula 1.
Lynne Taylor was for many years deputy editor of Pharma Marketletter and has more recently worked as a freelance writer and editor specialising in pharmaceutical industry issues. As well as being a regular contributor to PharmaTimes magazine and elerts service, she has produced reports and other publications for companies, industry associations, management consultants, charities, media companies and daily newspapers.
Ben Adams is the reporter for PharmaTimes and PharmaTimes Online. He spent nearly three years working for Pharmafocus and InPharm.com before joining the PharmaTimes team.
He has a particular interest in the NHS, QIPP, pharma ethics, financial results, NICE and health technology assessment in general.
Ben is a keen runner, a bibliophile and avid fan of esoteric BBC Four programmes.
He once spent six months working for Broadmoor Hospital, and would not advise anyone to follow in his footsteps.
Katrina Megget is the Senior Reporter at PharmaTimes Magazine, writing news and features on the pharmaceutical industry and global healthcare environment. She has written about the industry for more than four years, previously in a freelance journalist capacity and at in-pharmatechnologist.com. Katrina, who is from New Zealand, started her journalism career as the arts and fashion reporter at New Zealand’s fourth-largest daily newspaper, the Otago Daily Times, having completed an arts and science degree and a post-graduate journalism diploma. Katrina monitors PharmaTimes’ Twitter account.