Pharmaceutical Commerce - January/February 2011

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Opens New Headquarters With Ambitious Growth Plans

April 04, 2011

Leading specialty pharmacy expects to hire 1000, nearly tripling in size over the next five years

OTC and Retail Purchases Round out the View of Patient Behavior

February 28, 2011

Combining prescription and OTC purchasing patterns gives deeper insights into patient behavior

The Changing Face of Today's PAPs

February 28, 2011

Once reserved for uninsured, many patient-assistance programs have evolved to meet the needs of the under-insured. On the horizon: the potential effects of healthcare reform law

Industry Grapples With the Growing Complexity of Contract Manufacturing Supply Chains

February 28, 2011

While all the market indicators point to healthy growth, managing the CMO relationship is a challenge. Industry collaboration might fill in the regulatory gap

NCPDP Standards for Accurate Billing, Reimbursement and Access

February 28, 2011

The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs’ (NCPDP) Billing Unit Standard (BUS) brings order to pharmaceutical transactions. Between it, the National Drug Code (NDC) and the Structured Product Label (SPL), all necessary commercial information about a product is known.

Cadence Pharma Launches a 50-Year-Old Product: Acetaminophen

February 28, 2011

First-ever injectable acetaminophen will serve pain sufferers who can’t take pills

DHL enhances life sciences transportation services; pushes for attracting a bigger portion of global transportation business

February 25, 2011

Regional centers are obtaining QEP accreditation for cold-chain management; more dedicated life-sciences competency centers; and plans for real-time temperature monitoring globally

Is There Life After the Lab?

February 25, 2011

Today’s uncertain work environment obliges you to manage your career and financial status to keep your options open

Adverse Event Reporting: At the Front Lines of Drug Safety

February 24, 2011

Industry and regulators are taking steps to revolutionize the basic regulatory function of collecting and analyzing adverse medical events

IT Predictions for 2011 from IDC Health Insights

February 24, 2011

Industry analysts see more cloud computing, more corporate data-sharing

Catalent invests in new fast-dissolve technology for oral solids

February 23, 2011

Lyopan freeze-drying process offers cost-efficient formulation for pediatric, geriatric, CNS and OTC applications

Cloud-based IT offering manages control of marketing and education documents

February 23, 2011

Veeva Vault will bring SaaS to the task of content management; clinical, masterfile and other applications to follow

Ernst & Young sees rapid uptake of 'Pharma 3.0' initiatives

February 22, 2011

Latest Progressions report challenges industry to evolve to outcomes-oriented, information-based revenue streams

E-prescribing turns into a marketing and drug-substitution battleground

February 17, 2011

PBMs wrestle with state efforts to limit communications at the point of dispensing

FedEx goes live with deep-frozen cold chain service for specimens

February 03, 2011

Liquid nitrogen-based Deep Frozen Solution will become part of a new healthcare services business

TSA looks to accelerate its air-cargo screening restrictions for inbound flights

January 28, 2011

Inspection of cargo-carrying passenger flights could begin in December

Distributing Specialty Pharmaceuticals: 2010 HDMA Facts, Figures, Trends

January 11, 2011

Specialty distributors delivered product to nearly 26,000 locations nationally in 2009, according to survey

Industry's mining of prescriber data will be reviewed by US Supreme Court

January 11, 2011

IMS Health, SDI and Wolters Kluwer seek an injunction against state laws banning prescriber data collection

UPS Healthcare Logistics is undergoing a 20% expansion of its facilities

January 10, 2011

New distribution centers in Asia, Europe and North America will add over 600,000 sq. ft of dedicated warehouse capacity for life sciences

The View from Chain Drug Stores

January 02, 2011

The count of independent pharmacies is growing, belying past pessimism