Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2012

Panther Expedited is acquired by Arkansas Best, leading less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier

July 21, 2012

Arkansas Best will build on Panther's time-definite and cold-chain services for life sciences

Social media sites are stuck on a plateau among physicians

July 20, 2012

Latest Manhattan Research market study finds little growth in social media usage; also, the rise of the 'three screen' physician

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

July 20, 2012

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

2012 PDMA Sharing Conference preview

July 18, 2012

New sample reporting requirements will be a focus of this year's meeting

Drug shortages 2012: a worsening situation, but movement on industry response

July 18, 2012

Despite the lack of headlines today as compared to late last year, the drug-shortage situation has not improved. FDA, congressional and industry actions are beginning to change the dynamic

The clear and present danger of counterfeit drugs

July 18, 2012

Prospects for international policing of counterfeit drugs is dim

Packaging, serialization and medication adherence: the coming connection

July 18, 2012

Modernized packaging technologies can change the drug-distribution dynamic - and improve overall healthcare

More than just apps: how the cloud helps meet operational goals

July 17, 2012

Cloud computing can be more than simply accessing databases and computing resources; it can be a pathway to business and research decisions

Insurers are raising their expectations of the value of new therapies, says PwC

July 16, 2012

While 78% of survey respondents will "demand clear proof of cost savings" to ensure formulary placement, 44% of them have "little or no confidence" in the economic arguments presented by pharmacos

Show preview: IQPC cold chain and temperature management global forum

July 16, 2012

This year's IQPC meeting - its 10th anniversary - promises to be the biggest yet

Biomarkers create opportunities, complicate drug dispensing

July 16, 2012

The healthcare system is coming to grips with the wave of genomic diagnostics that has followed new biological therapy introductions

Manufacturing a drug therapy--one patient at a time

July 14, 2012

Dendreon's Provenge prostate-cancer treatment ramps up with unique supply chain complexities

High access to physicians by pharma reps correlates with faster uptake of new medical information

July 13, 2012

In-depth statistical analysis using ZS Associates and IMS Health prescriber data demonstrates the value of rep-sourced communication

A Conversation with Cynthia LaConte, Dohmen Company

July 12, 2012

Dohmen pioneers an integrated, 'conflict free' pharmaceutical services company

Home infusion enhances specialty pharmaceutical distribution

July 12, 2012

With partial support from manufacturers themselves, home health services are emerging as a critical channel for specialties

Cloud computing enables true multichannel marketing

July 12, 2012

A cloud-based network of marketing services providers will address the inefficiencies of current multichannel practices

Visual aids retain an important place in pharma marketing

July 12, 2012

Agency wins a 'campaign of the year' award from its client, Abbott Labs, for medical display