Pharmaceutical Commerce - May/June 2011


June 30, 2011

2011 Bio/Pharma Cold Chain Sourcebook finds world market for packaging and logistics to be $6.9 billion in 2012

June 24, 2011

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

What Makes a Pharmaceutical Industry Leader?

June 23, 2011

Personality assessments identify the traits that enable some pharma researchers to ascend to leadership roles in industry

How REMS Affect Pharmaceutical Distribution Processes and Partners

June 23, 2011

First-ever study of the impact of REMS on supply chains finds that collaboration is a critical requirement

US Supreme Court rejects Vermont's restriction on prescribing data for manufacturers

June 23, 2011

Decision rides on “free flow of commercial information,” according to the 6-3 vote

For a Lucky Few, Biopharma Expansion a Reality Again

June 20, 2011

Trends in site selection, regional economic development and business expansion

Automated Contract Management Provides Substantial Benefits to Nektar Therapeutics

June 20, 2011

CLM Matrix system exploits Microsoft SharePoint platform

Making Pallets a Supply Chain Asset Instead of an Unrecoverable Cost

June 20, 2011

Recent product contamination incidents are highlighting the importance of having reliably clean pallets for warehousing and shipping

Sales Force Automation's Latest Kick: Mobile and Touch-Display Applications

June 20, 2011

A pronounced fascination with Apple Computer's iPad is focusing sales-IT efforts on mobility and data access; meanwile, online e-detailing offerings win more acceptance

FDA is overhauling its strategy to meet global regulatory-inspection requirements

June 20, 2011

New strategy involves collaboration with overseas inspectorates; risk-based prioritization of inspections

Aggregate-spend reporting is gradually rising in importance among pharma compliance departments

June 20, 2011

Latest Cegedim survey shows more activity in preparing for nationwide reporting, but gaps remain

Virtual meetings on touch tablets are quickly replacing live dinner meetings with physicians, says MedPoint Digital

June 19, 2011

Unlike other new media initiatives, virtual dinner meetings and the have an existing regulatory framework—and they’r e popular with physicians

New Commercial Model: Fact Vs. Fiction

June 19, 2011

Belief that today’s commercial model is “broken” elicits a wide range of responses from industry

Fixing the Disjointed World of Marketing Operations

June 19, 2011

A supply chain perspective on marketing operations can reduce cost and complexity while improving results

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

June 19, 2011

Generics claim 78% of US market; prescriptions dispensed were up slightly, but doctor visits declined in 2010

Quintiles Survey Finds 'Value in Healthcare' to Have Different Meanings Among Stakeholders

June 19, 2011

Cost dominates the payer and physician perspective, manufacturers look to outcomes, while patients see little value in outcomes

Get Ready for EHRs as the Essential Communications Platform for Pharma

June 19, 2011

Electronic health-record systems (EHRs) are bringing needed drug information to the point of care for prescribers

Marrying CRM and social media: little activity now, huge potential in the future, says Update CRM

June 16, 2011

Survey of life sciences sales organizations finds mobile computing is advancing rapidly

MeadWestvaco's sponsored compliance-packaging study finds 'modest' improvement in medication adherence

June 15, 2011

Rigorous, peer-reviewed analysis of hypertension patients is “an absolute baseline” for justifying compliance packaging, says MWV

HDMA honors AmerisoureBergen's Yost with Nexus Award

June 08, 2011

AmerisourceBergen CEO has had a 37-year career in healthcare distribution

Eight pharma/consumer companies win 2011 HDMA DIANA awards

June 08, 2011

Product innovations, and excellence in trade relations practices are honored

Track-and-trace systems are sprouting in Turkey, Brazil

June 02, 2011

New implementations by Systech and others continue outside the US

$3-billion federal PBM contract goes from Medco to CVS Caremark

May 31, 2011

Contract win could prove to be a turnaround for still-controversial CVS-Caremark merger; will medication adherence programs make a difference?

Sample accountability managers grapple with Vermont's new reporting requirements

May 31, 2011

Vermont’s amended program directly affects how samples are distributed to healthcare providers; ambiguities remain in who and what need to be reported

Dept. of Justice may hit Google with $500-million fine over 'rogue' online pharmacy promotion

May 13, 2011

Coincidentally, federally sponsored study sees a link between high-speed Internet access and online drug sales of narcotic medicines

2011 Bio/Pharma Cold Chain Sourcebook finds world market for packaging and logistics to be $6.9 billion in 2012

May 12, 2011

New edition updates regulatory developments, economics of transportation modes and trends in international product movement

Veeva Systems announces iRep 2, updating its just-announced iRep for the iPad

May 11, 2011

Sales-force automation vendor races to pole position for sales teams deploying the iPad 2

Florida legislation hopes to shut down 'pill mills' dispensing high volumes of addictive pain medications

May 10, 2011

Bill brings state into national efforts at prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), and adds requirements to pharmacists and distributors

Oracle updates applications for clinical trial management, adverse-event reporting

May 09, 2011

Emphasis is on operating a single instance for multiple clients

MeadWestvaco mines prescribing data to prove value of compliance packaging in medication adherence

May 05, 2011

HCPC symposium presentation hints at “science based” data from retrospective patient studies

Novartis, Somaxon Pharma and Catalent win 2010 Compliance Packages of the Year awards

May 04, 2011

Annual competition highlights the value of unit-dose packaging in medication adherence

Channel trends in IMS Institute annual data show continued growth of chain drugstores

May 03, 2011

Chains now handle 54.4% of prescriptions; mail order flat at 6.6%