Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2009

The Rise of 'Companion' Diagnostics for Specialty Pharmaceuticals

October 11, 2009

Under the theme of personalized medicine, in vitro diagnostics will play an increasingly important role in new drug entries and new therapies

Biopharma Sales and Marketing Process Changes Are Failing to Keep up With Industry Evolution

October 11, 2009

Better internal collaboration within companies is critical to improving the vital physician-rep relationship

The State of the Industry in Product Security

October 11, 2009

As legislative mandates have receded, manufacturers must undertake their own initiatives for protecting against counterfeits and diversion

The Business Value of Brand Protection

October 11, 2009

Specific, technology-based anticounterfeiting measures are a tactical response to a strategic problem. Holistic prevention strategies are needed

MeadWestvaco Readies Portable Medication Packaging

October 11, 2009

Blister card container has consumer-friendly features

IBM: Pharma Is Good on Supplier Coordination, Poor on Customer Collaboration

October 11, 2009

Industry survey shows strengths and weaknesses of current IT support of supply chains

Manufacturing IT Association Sponsors Industry-Wide Performance Survey

October 11, 2009

How to correlate plant performance to business performance

Oncology Drugs Add Promise, Stresses to Healthcare Delivery

October 11, 2009

Oncology drug development pipelines are overflowing, but the sky-high prices of these agents are turning reimbursement schemes, and the very practice of cancer medicine, on their heads

On-Demand Digital Printing Rewires Pharma Packaging

September 25, 2009

Digital systems are changing the economics and functionality of scheduling and production of printed packaging

Labels & Package Content Continue to Attract Regulatory Focus

August 23, 2009

What keeps the pharma industry from getting its patient-safety message right?

PDMA Sharing Conference 2009

August 23, 2009


Six Essentials for the Next-Generation Sampling Platform

August 23, 2009

New technological capabilities will enable management of sample-distribution processes to keep up with a challenging environment

2009 PDMA Sharing Conference Exhibitors

August 23, 2009


McKesson Touts Benefits of Pharmacist-Led Adherence Programs at Annual Confab

August 23, 2009

Health Mart franchise network is now over 2,300 independent pharmacies

Physicians Interactive Rolls Up Skyscape in Ongoing Acquisition Program

August 23, 2009

Purchase adds mobile content delivery to PI’s slate of communications services

Getting Ready for Comparative Effectiveness Research

August 22, 2009

The most basic impulse behind CER is the desire to control healthcare costs. The implications for the biopharma industry could be significant

Revisiting 'To Err Is Human'

August 22, 2009

Preventable medical and medication errors should figure more prominently in the current debate on healthcare reform

Surveying the Mental Health Medication Landscape--Part 2

August 22, 2009

Central nervous system (CNS) medication for society’s oldest and youngest present special challenges

Tracking the Evolution of Oncology Drug Prescribing

August 22, 2009

A fast-growing market supports more, and more comprehensive, data services

Follow-on Biologics: A Patent Litigation Perspective

August 22, 2009

In whatever form biosimilar legislation might take, patent holders will need to review their patent portfolios carefully

A Caution Flag for the Electronic-Medical Records Bandwagon

August 19, 2009

Deloitte’s annual study of information security trends finds gaping holes in network security

Dealing With REMS Challenges in Drug Commercialization

August 19, 2009

Five steps to take when the duty for developing Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) is imposed on commercial operations

Tracking physician promotional awareness--internationally and at a lower cost

August 17, 2009

IMS Health rolls out Global Message IQ service for syndicated market research

French biotech LFB Group picks Apriso to track plasma products

August 17, 2009

Apriso’s FlexNet software to help trace RFID-tagged plasma throughout supply chain

New Venture, TraceLink, Acquires Pedigree Developer SupplyScape

August 06, 2009

California pedigree delay proves fatal to pioneering IT firm

Big Pharma R&D is getting more drugs into clinical testing

July 29, 2009

Biggest focus remains oncologic/immunologic and CNS drugs; about one in six candidates eventually gain approval, according to Tufts study

New opioid drug approval comes with full-featured REMS program

July 22, 2009

Approval marks an innovative buccal drug-delivery mechanism, as well as signaling how FDA might approach REMS for all opioids

'Active' and 'intelligent' pharma packaging are on a 12.9%/yr growth curve through 2013

July 22, 2009

Moisture control, time-temperature monitoring are among the application areas being driven by biotech products and others, says Freedonia Group

Swine Flu (H1N1) Pandemic Spreads Huge Vaccine Orders

July 22, 2009

Manufacturers benefit as governments prepare for largescale vaccination campaigns

Bio or Pharma -- Which side are you on?

July 16, 2009

As it absorbs Genentech, Roche leaves PhRMA and joins BIO

Drug theft in the supply chain to be studied by HDMA's research center

July 16, 2009

Study is sponsored by IT vendor Axway

RFID for pharma item serialization: NXP and Siemens jump into the breach

July 16, 2009

Companies collaborate on customized system tailored to the pharma supply chain

HCPC to hold membership-drive webinar

July 16, 2009

Advocacy group for compliance packaging want to build its membership

Consumer website tracks drug recalls; links up with Microsoft HealthVault

July 16, 2009

Consumers might get product recall information faster than healthcare professionals

Cardinal Health Renews Supply Agreement with CVS Caremark

July 06, 2009

Closely-watched negotiation removes some uncertainty for Cardinal as it spins out its CareFusion subsidiary