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Pharmaceutical Commerce - September 2009

Latest Online 'Brandjacking' Index Finds Illicit Pharmaceutical Trade on the Rise

November 10, 2009

MarkMonitor sees 23% growth in offshore business exchanges for bulk pharmaceuticals and APIs

Industry Feeds a Fever Over Cold Chain Regulation

November 10, 2009

As more temperature-sensitive product move around the globe, industry and regulators intensify their efforts to improve packaging and manage safe shipping

To Market With GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare's Largest-Ever Product Launch

November 10, 2009

GSK worked with Kenco Logistic Services for a coordinated launch

Poor Demand Forecasting and Customer Collaboration Characterize Pharma S&OP

November 10, 2009

A potential savings of $46 billion in working capital is available to the industry, says Accenture study

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Roche Lead on Environmental Sustainability Scoring

November 10, 2009

Annual survey rank public companies by environmental, social criteria

Biopharma Needs to Adopt 'More Radical' Cost-Cutting, Says Capgemini

November 10, 2009

Industry woes go beyond current global economic downturn

GHX Electronic Trading Platform Gains More Healthcare Participation

November 10, 2009

Pharma industry involvement in the supply-chain transaction service remains low

HDMA Annual Factbook: Primary Healthcare Distributors Handle 85% of Prescription Drug Sales

November 10, 2009

Annual compilation tracks evolution of wholesaler services, adoption of new technologies

Coupons, Vouchers and 'Loyalty' Cards Connect Drugmakers With Patients

November 09, 2009

Tried-and-true consumer-marketing techniques help product launches, patient adherence programs

Market Researchers Offer Targeted but Economical Surveys, Fact-Finding

November 09, 2009

‘Managed Market Delegates on Demand’ is one; ‘Ask IMS’ is another; meanwhile, online communities offer on-demand access

Industry Mergers Reshuffle Animal-Health Leadership

November 09, 2009

With sales of human pharmaceuticals languishing, several factors are focusing increased attention on animal health products, once a little-noticed industry niche market

PHRMA, Foundations Establish 'Medical Homes' in New Jersey

November 09, 2009

Program seeks to improve the economics of care for low-income families; more sites to come

Make Adverse Events and Customer Complaints Part of a Holistic Quality Management System

November 09, 2009

Usually associated with manufacturing or laboratory processes, quality systems can improve post-marketing compliance efforts

Risky Business: What Life Sciences Need to Know About the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Before an Acquisition

November 08, 2009

Nearly 30% of acquiring companies do not evaluate FCPA risks prior to an acquisition

Putting Nursing Into the Pharmaceutical Usage Equation

November 08, 2009

While nurses move into a more central role in prescribing and administering pharmaceuticals, the nursing professions debate industry influence

Specialty Pharma Manufacturer Enhances Its Direct-Distribution Capabilities With New Software

November 08, 2009

TAKE Supply Chain helps Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals organize its distribution and shipping operations

The Pharma Industry's Place in a Connected Health World

November 07, 2009

New technologies are creating a powerful link between patients and healthcare providers. This Connected Health World has implications for pharmaceutical business practices

The Evolving Retail Pharmacy Channel: Implications for Manufacturers

November 07, 2009

Aggressive cost competition and the continuing growth of generic substitution will separate retailers’ interests from manufacturers’

Comparative Effectiveness With the Gloves Off

November 07, 2009

The desire to compare drugs’ efficacy is shifting from a purely medical decision to a financial one

Market researchers IMS Health and GfK Healthcare offer targeted but economical surveys, fact-finding

September 29, 2009

‘Managed Market Delegates on Demand’ is one; ‘Ask IMS’ is the other

Ahura Scientific Reaches 100-customer threshold for mobile analyzer

September 29, 2009

Used for analyzing incoming raw materials, the technology also serves product authentication purposes

Sermo.com offers on-demand panels for polling on prescribing and medical opinions

September 29, 2009

Physicians-only website sees opportunities for tailored discussions

Cold chain shipping options multiply

September 28, 2009

New shipping services and new containers highlight the annual gathering

PHRMA, foundations establish 'medical homes' in New Jersey

September 25, 2009

Program seeks to improve the economics of care for low-income families; more sites to come

Flu Season Promises to Put a Spotlight on Vaccine Distribution

September 18, 2009

CDC is depending on a new distribution process for 'the largest vaccine distribution in history'

American Airlines Cargo Bids for Cold Chain Business

September 18, 2009

Global carrier is working with Envirotainer to expand service capabilities

Manufacturing IT Association Sponsors Industry-Wide Performance Survey

September 18, 2009

How to correlate plant performance to business performance

Pharmaceutical companies squeeze sales incentives

September 02, 2009

As pharma continues to cut costs, sales reps surviving the layoffs face reductions in incentives and smaller salary increases

Passive safety device helps prevent needle-stick injuries

September 02, 2009

NovaGuard attaches to standard threaded syringes and automatically covers the needle after injection