Pharmaceutical Commerce - May 2009

'Absorption Enhancer' Technology Shows Promise in Converting Injectable to Oral Drugs

July 08, 2009

Merrion Pharma announces good Phase II results at ASCO meeting

2009: a 'swan dive' in 3PL revenue

July 08, 2009

First decline since Armstrong & Associates began tracking the industry in 1996

UPS' 2nd Annual '(Pain) in the Supply Chain' Survey Finds Regulatory Compliance as Top Concern

July 08, 2009

Compliance jumps over last year’s top issue, competitive pressure, among healthcare supply-chain decisionmakers

The Landscape of Enterprise IT Applications for Life Sciences

July 08, 2009

New IDC study finds that Oracle is the now the top life-sciences IT vendor; meanwhile, are there ‘demons’ in the pharma supply chain?

Building the IT Foundation for the Next-Generation Sales Force

July 08, 2009

The marketplace requirements for sales force structures are changing faster than the industry is evolving

AmerisourceBergen Keeps a Focus on Independent Pharmacy

July 06, 2009

Coming off a record-setting year, ABC stresses growth in generics, and services revolving around specialty pharmaceuticals

The Eventual Winner in Electronic Medical Records Could Be . . . McKesson

July 06, 2009

War-gaming analyst picks the drug distributor over Microsoft, Allscripts and other EMR players

Pharma Gift, Marketing and Advertising Reporting Rules Multiply

July 06, 2009

States pile on rules; industry wishes for consistency

Challenges in Contract Strategy and Operations for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

July 06, 2009

Effective integration of a company’s contract strategy with operations can have a big impact on financial performance

2009 Medco Drug Trend Report: Specialty Medications Begin to Drive Spending

July 06, 2009

While drug spending by clients averaged 3.3% last year, higher spending growth is predicted for the next three years

Evidence Generation Is the Foundation to Optimal Product Positioning

July 06, 2009

Evidence Generation Is the Foundation to Optimal Product Positioning

Coverage -- Access: Pharma Must Play Activist Role in Health Reform Efforts

July 05, 2009

Private and public sectors can collaborate to achieve meaningful reform

Psychoactive Drugs: Getting the Whole Support Team on Board

July 05, 2009

More so than other classes of drugs, making choices about drugs for mental health conditions require everyone around the patient to be well informed

Interest Grows in Handling Physicians' Samples Electronically

July 05, 2009

While storm clouds gather over pharma sales activities, marketers look to e-sampling as a potential alternative

Workforce and Supply Chain Top Location Must-Have Lists for Biopharma

June 13, 2009

States continue to push for a ‘bio-economic’ foundation

Pfizer pushes generics worldwide

May 29, 2009

Deals illustrate big pharma’s growing reliance on formerly eschewed market sectors

Hamburg to let overall public health considerations influence drug approvals

May 29, 2009

New metrics to factor into drug approvals

'Leaky' Channel Management Costs the Pharma Industry 4.5% of Revenue

May 26, 2009

Poor reconciliation of chargebacks, plus faulty product-returns crediting, are the sources, says Health Industry Insights. Product serialization will provide invaluable tools, but industry shouldn’t wait for widespread adoption

Performance-based pharma pricing comes to US payers

May 23, 2009

Cigna and Merck sign “unique” contract for Januvia and Janumet diabetes meds

Heart medication study shows growing power of outcome studies

May 15, 2009

Medco and Indiana Univ. study patient health records

Direct-to-consumer marketing trends toward relationship management

May 15, 2009

Web-based strategies seen as cost-effective in survey

Retail-PBM combination is working for CVS Caremark

May 14, 2009

Unfair competition accusations accompany revenue rise

E-learning program aims to enhance credibility of drug sales reps

May 14, 2009

Meanwhile, new report counts low- and medium-access physicians

Despite warnings, flu drug counterfeiters brace for rush

May 12, 2009

Product demand driven by mass media hype

'Ten Cities Challenge' diabetes education program publishes positive results

May 05, 2009

Medical and economic results from Diabetes Ten City Challenge show significant benefits in patient health, lower healthcare costs—and higher pharmaceutical usage

California distributor/contract packager goes live with IBM serialization solution

May 05, 2009

Golden State Medical isn’t waiting until 2015 for item-level serialization

IT vendors look to extend drug-tracking software to cold-chain reporting

May 05, 2009

GS1’s EPCIS communication standard might play in shipment tracking

Acquisitions and outsourcing keep pharma R&D on track

May 01, 2009

Pharma deals buck general industry trend in US