Job seekers may be able to impact the pharma industry in 2012

The pharmaceutical industry is, in some ways, a stable market, as people will always need cures for their ailments. Recently, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced its consolidated 2011 financial results, reviewed key 2011 accomplishments and reiterated that it expects to initiate the commercial launch of EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) in the United States during the week of April 9, 2012. The drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in October 2011, and Pacira deployed a staff of 63 hospital specialists into the marketplace in January 2012.

In another strategic move for the pharmaceutical industry, the Swedish biotech company Aerocine picked Morrisville, Pennsylvania, for its North American headquarters and has already begun to create jobs. The company already employs seven people in Morrisville, but plans to bulk up to 52 people in the next three years, News Observer reports.

With $22 million in cash, Aerocrine has positioned itself to finance operations through 2012, which has put additional pressure on the company to hire the top talent and get its latest asthma test product in as many doctors' offices as possible.

Job seekers looking to enter the field of pharmaceutical sales and advertising may want to consider how their skills can positively affect the industry. With many companies launching new products and hiring new employees, it is a good time to get involved in the exciting pharmaceutical sector.