Pharmaceutical Commerce - November/December 2010

HDMA 2010-2011 Factbook Updates Distributor IT Efforts

January 09, 2011

EDI use is slowly increasing, while GS1 standards compliance is skimpy

How Packaging and Delivery Technologies Influence the Commercialization of Injectable Drugs

January 09, 2011

Often mistakenly considered an afterthought, today’s packaging and delivery systems can powerfully affect the safety, efficacy and commercial success of injectables

UPS and Endo Pharmaceuticals Go Live With Controlled-Substances Ordering

January 09, 2011

The implementation, executed with IT vendor Axway, has shaved nearly 18 days off order cycle times

AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group Reconfigures Cubixx Medical Cabinet

January 09, 2011

Wireless- and RFID-enabled refrigerator cabinet is redesigned for home, clinic use

Thermo Fisher Scientific Upgrades Its TruScan Materials-Testing Technology

January 09, 2011

TruScan and related optical technologies provide economical field testing of product identification or authentication

What's the Buzz About Multichannel Marketing?

January 04, 2011

MCM is but one way to get a focus on the explosive growth of new communication channels to physicians and patients

The Struggle to Get Anti-Infectives on a Faster Track to Commercialization

January 04, 2011

A looming crisis in drug-resistant anti-infectives is not being met with a commensurate industry effort. Governments and industry are trying to cope

Oral Liquids Hold Steady as a Drug Delivery Method

January 04, 2011

Although overshadowed by oral solids, oral liquids provide important benefits for pediatric, geriatric and specialized therapies

Bringing New Science, and New Partners, Into the Drug Development Process

January 02, 2011

Today’s evolving healthcare environment calls for more collaboration in bringing drugs to market

The Role of Health Coaching in Adherence and Supporting Patients 'Beyond the Pill'

January 02, 2011

GSK invests in online resources to address ‘the whole patient’

Industry Revenue Management Practices Are Showing Gradual Improvement

January 02, 2011

The 7th Annual Model N survey shows that industry is struggling with the growing complexity of contracts and pricing for managed care and government programs

AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group reconfigues Cubixx medical cabinet

December 23, 2010

Wireless- and RFID-enabled refrigerator cabinet is redesigned for home, clinic use

Serialization implementations are making progress

December 23, 2010

Axway and AstraZeneca have 33 sites up and running ; Teva is pioneering generics tracking; 4Serialization brings a consortium together

Gartner places Owens & Minor as No. 1 in Top 25 Healthcare Supply Chain organizations

November 23, 2010

Second annual ranking drops J&J to second place, but the company still leads among pharma mfrs

Cardinal Health to acquire Kinray, a major wholesaler in the Northeast, for $1.3 billion

November 18, 2010

Acquisition strengthens Cardinal’s presence among independent pharmacies

RFID vendor targets pharma cold-chain tracking with 'Extended Capability' temperature sensing

November 16, 2010

Storing e-pedigree data on the tag is a giveaway added value for users

Where--and what--are the illnesses accessible to drug therapy in the world?

November 12, 2010

Kantar Health expands its epidemiology databases to emerging markets, including Turkey and Mexico

Approved labeling for tamper-resistant opioid formulations could rest on Web monitoring of drug abusers

November 05, 2010

The Navippro database, plus some artful online monitoring, could provide outcomes research—of a sort—for drug abuse

New e-pedigree alliance forms up to address serialization implementation

November 03, 2010

Group brings together Nosco, Cognex, Acsis and Omega Design, and will support GS1 standards

OM Healthcare Logistics lands first major customer: CareFusion

November 01, 2010

New 3PL will add a second facility by year-end; stresses the economies of consolidated shipping