Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2010

Vaccination experts struggle to raise medication practices of physicians and treatment programs

August 29, 2014

Vaccine working group tries to build consensus on temperature control and dispensing practices

Industry group Rx-360 lays plans for expanding activities in China

December 23, 2013

An inaugural meeting was held in November; meanwhile Chinese government activities to shut down counterfeiting expand

Eagle Productivity opens new training center in Spain

September 12, 2013

CRM-software training company expands its international presence

Pharma distribution channels crank up for flu season

August 27, 2013

Newly commercialized vaccine-production methods could moderate the feast-or-famine uncertainties of vaccine supply

Symphony Health tangles with IMS Health over data access and pricing for information services

July 29, 2013

Lawsuit claims a violation of Sherman Antitrust Act

UPS combines 24/7 shipment monitoring with replacement-value insurance

July 05, 2013

Geared for time- and temperature-sensitive shipments like healthcare products, Proactive Response Secure insures delivery throughout the US


July 01, 2013

DHL Express targets clinical trial deliveries with DHL Medical Express

June 11, 2013

Integrated-network approach will offer lower costs compared to courier services--but what about reliability?

Physician's sample closet unites branded, generic and OTC products

March 06, 2013

Intended to get patients on therapy quickly--and keep them there--the MedVantx sample closet addresses the problem of unfilled prescriptions for the newly diagnosed

Clinical Reference Laboratory banks on Cryoport for shipping deep-frozen biologics in clinical testing

January 24, 2013

Arrangement expands Cryoport's service agreement with the lab

Hand-to-hand combat continues in the PBM formulary trenches

November 09, 2012

CVS Caremark updates its list of blocked drugs that will not be available on its formularies, in part to battle manufacturers’ copay programs

iPad-based partnership combines physician preferences in digital communications with app development

September 10, 2012

InTouch Solutions, MD Mindset collaborate to tailor iPad content development

Express Scripts' 2011 Drug Trend Report predicts negative trend growth in 2012

July 23, 2012

Analysis of 'pharmacy related waste' finds $408 billion in potential annual savings

More companies enter the cold-chain distribution arena

June 26, 2012

Continuing growth attracts more players; meanwhile, Sensitech acquires FreightWatch International to beef up real-time monitoring

A new source of pharma marketing analytics: Symphony Health Solutions

June 12, 2012

Private-equity firm builds a competitor in pharma sales analytics

Compliance, technology energize the master-data management business

June 12, 2012

Compiling and maintaining lists of healthcare provider contacts is a bigger and more important task than ever

The shape and consequences of risk evaluation are measured in new Quintiles survey

May 29, 2012

US patients believe they are healthier than they actually are, and at the same time have a greater willingness to try new therapies

Cardinal Health settles with DEA; expands in China, and buys another regional US distributor

May 16, 2012

Press reports of the acquisition of Dik Drug Co. remain uncorroborated by Cardinal

Wait 'til next year on agg spend rules: CMS delays final regulations again

May 14, 2012

Physician's Sunshine Act rules will not go into effect until 2013, with public reporting possible in 2014

Biopharma Cold Chain Logistics Market Is On its Way to $6 Billion Globally

June 24, 2011

Pharmaceutical Commerce’s updated Biopharma Sourcebook estimates a 2009 market of $5.9 billion, heading to $6.9 billion in 2012

Global Pharma Market Will Reach $880 Billion in 2011, Up 5-7%, predicts IMS Health

January 02, 2011

US growth remains off the global pace, market will expand by 3-5%, to $320-330 billion

And the 2010 Winner in Sustainability Indexing in Healthcare Is: Roche

January 02, 2011

Annual polling and analysis for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index lists 20 healthcare companies

Gaining Access to the European Market

January 02, 2011

Distributing products within the European market calls for focused knowledge of national practices

2010 Product Security Report

November 17, 2010

More pieces for industry-wide track-and-trace are falling into place, but there’s no rush to authenticate products

Put a 'PillStation' in the Patient's Home to Improve Medication Adherence

November 17, 2010

New device links healthcare providers to patients for reminder notifications

Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs Lift Pharma Innovation

November 10, 2010

As hundreds of candidate drugs receive official “orphan” status, the Orphan Drug Act gets re-examined. Meanwhile, these drugs are driving the growth of specialty pharmacy

Getting Physician Databases Right

November 10, 2010

The seemingly routine process of identifying and locating prescribing physicians is becoming a critical industry function

Technology Transfer

November 10, 2010

How Contract Manufacturers Can Help Pharma Through The Era of Divestiture

Booming Biopharma Cold-Chain Market Attracts High Industry Turnout

November 09, 2010

Record numbers of attendees and exhibitors came together at Philadelphia meeting

Emerging Payer Business Trends That Pharmacos Need to Know

November 09, 2010

Drivers in the post-healthcare-reform world

The Rising Importance of Observational Research

November 04, 2010

International efforts to standardize guidelines for observational research could move the entire field forward

Cold-chain delivery upsets are being noticed by physicians, says Temptime survey

August 27, 2010

Almost three-quarters of physicians have experienced a 'cold chain break' in drugs they've prescribed; less than a third are 'very confident' that the cold chain is being properly managed

100% inspection of pharma air cargo has been relatively uneventful, say logistics providers

August 26, 2010

New TSA rules mandate inspection of cargo carried on passenger aircraft; manufacturers and others get ‘Certified Cargo Shipping Facility’ status

Cardinal Health expands network of radiopharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution

August 26, 2010

Will manage ProVision's cyclotron in Tennessee

More resources for measuring aggregate-spending data

August 26, 2010

QPharma’s qSpend IT service provides on-demand access for reporting payments to healthcare practitioners; meanwhile, Cegedim-Dendrite strikes deals with system integrators

Software as a service (SaaS) will show robust growth but is not a 'panacea,' says Gartner

August 26, 2010

Research group finds ‘bad practices’ in current implementations as market grows to $8.5 billion

Life sciences industry gets new anticounterfeiting support in Washington

August 26, 2010

Newly operational Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) issues report calling for drug track-and-trace, stepped-up Customs enforcement

Senator Michael Bennet introduces

August 04, 2010

Democratic Energy and Commerce committee member wants better FDA oversight of drug supply chain and material sourcing

Pew Prescription Project finds growing consumer awareness of drug quality problems

August 04, 2010

Survey shows that 36% of Americans likely to vote have heard of unsafe ingredients

New company will try a gaming approach to medication adherence

August 04, 2010

HealthPrize Technologies is readying a sweepstakes approach to encourage patient compliance

FedEx Custom Critical deepens investment in Temp-Assure service

August 04, 2010

Ground-based transportation vehicles will standardize onboard temperature monitors and recorders for cold chain services

Cardinal Health wraps up annual Retail Business Conference for independent pharmacies

August 04, 2010

New services focus on handling long term care market and customizable marketing support

McKesson concludes its annual pharmacy strategies tradeshow; highlights new working relationships with independent pharmacies

July 02, 2010

McKesson flows manufacturer- and payor-sponsored reimbursements into pharmacies for adherence and medication therapy management (MTM) programs

FDA takes a relatively non-restrictive preliminary position on opioid REMS

July 02, 2010

‘Class-wide’ REMS policy will involve patient and prescriber education, but no registry or restricted distribution at this time