Pharmaceutical Commerce - May/June 2013

Better interoperability is the goal of an EHR vendor consortium

May 09, 2013

CommonWell Health Alliance, led by McKesson and Cerner, wants to create a private-industry-focused, neutral forum for resolving technical issues

HDMA's 2013 Distribution Management Award goes to GHX

May 09, 2013

Track-and-trace, serialized-product pilot demonstrates supply chain interoperability

MeadWestvaco wins Healthcare Compliance Package of the Year award

May 09, 2013

Avive package changes pharmacy-dispensing practices; MWV also places with second runner-up

Drug shortages continue to challenge health systems

May 09, 2013

More compounding pharmacy recalls worsen the situation; FDA looks for new legislation

Will crowd-sourced online search data become a better 'sentinel' for adverse event reporting?

May 09, 2013

Academic study finds evidence of an early warning system in anonymized Web searches

European Union, China finalize good-distribution practices (GDPs)

May 04, 2013

Broader quality management and more documentation of pharma logistics are the takeaways

Accenture characterizes the "New Normal" in pharma sales/marketing

May 02, 2013

More emphasis on digital technologies and overall cost reduction are on the wish list

Animal-health pharmaceuticals are jumping the 'ethical channel'

May 02, 2013

Loss of sales exclusivity to big-box stores and online pet pharmacies add to veterinarians' business woes

Should personalized medicine imply compromised patient safety?

May 01, 2013

Continuing problems with compounding pharmacies muddle biopharma’s future direction

Lessons learned on bona fide service fees and fair market value-is there a 'right answer'?

April 30, 2013

Recent regulatory actions and court cases highlight the importance of due diligence in reporting the value of service fees when federal reimbursements are concerned. The financial consequences can be substantial

Compliance prompting packaging: 'The light bulbs are coming on'

April 30, 2013

As improved medication adherence gains more focus in healthcare, the advantages of compliance packaging are becoming clearer

Industry confronts healthcare's changing oncology practices

April 30, 2013

Health systems and community oncologists are fighting over a preferred position as care providers, while payers tighten purse strings

Serialization and traceability inches closer to reality

April 30, 2013

Manufacturers are committing capital dollars to packaging-line enhancements; but will the rest of the supply chain be ready by 2015?