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Pharmaceutical Commerce - September/October 2010

National illicit-drug use rose by 9% in 2009, say feds

September 23, 2010

NSDUH survey shows prescription drug abuse rose by 13%, to 7.0 million individuals

ISPE issues a white paper on supply chain security

September 23, 2010

Advisory panel recommends “signal monitoring” to anticipate potential risks

Thomson Reuters partners with specialist firm to provide API manufacturing-costs estimating

September 23, 2010

Service will enable first-pass or competitive-intelligence estimating of production costs for active pharmaceutical ingredients based on patent literature

More unit-load devices (ULDs) are now available for cold-chain air freight

September 23, 2010

Envirotainer and Lufthansa Cargo offer LD9 units for carrying up to four pallets of product

Consumer Survey Highlighting Drug-Safety Worries Accompanies Introduction of

September 06, 2010

Senator Michael Bennet wants better FDA oversight of drug supply chain and material sourcing, as survey shows that 36% of Americans likely to vote have heard of unsafe ingredients

Medco Will Acquire United BioSource Corp. to Guide Safe and

September 06, 2010

Acquisition boosts Medco’s ability to develop evidence-based medicine

Reverse Logistics Providers Upgrade Their Service Capabilities

September 04, 2010

Even while cutting the costs of recalls and returns, providers offer new marketing tools to industry

The Path Ahead for Enterprise Computing

September 04, 2010

As IT vendors leap into cloud computing, clients in life sciences struggle to keep the data flowing through the organizations

Software as a Service (SaaS) Will Show Robust Growth But Is Not a 'Panacea,' Says Gartner

September 04, 2010

Research group finds ‘bad practices’ in current implementations as market grows to $8.5 billion

'Shared Services' Organizational Model Has Value for Knowledge-Based Corporate Functions

September 04, 2010

Deloitte survey finds life sciences companies are consolidating some functions, whether in-house or outsourced

New Company Will Try a Gaming Approach to Medication Adherence

September 04, 2010

HealthPrize Technologies is readying a sweepstakes approach to encourage patient compliance

The Five Things We Need to Do to Re-invent Commercial Operations

September 03, 2010

By running Commercial Operations like a stand-alone business, executives can sharpen their focus on strategy, tactics and overall performance

Multi-Channel Marketing Carries Sampling Programs Forward

September 03, 2010

By combining online with traditional direct-marketing media, manufacturers can accelerate sampling programs even in the face of restricted physician access

Extend Sampling Programs With Telemarketing and Direct Mail

September 03, 2010

A biopharma marketer uses direct mail and a call center to access hard-to-reach physicians

PDMA 2010: The Power of Sharing

September 03, 2010

The 2010 PDMA Sharing Conference: Expanding Our Focus With More Learning Opportunities

Living Up to Our Vision

September 03, 2010

Forces of Change for Pharmaceutical Wholesalers

September 02, 2010

Just as the pharma industry is feeling price and margin pressure, so are wholesalers in today’s healthcare marketplace

How to Think About Companion Diagnostics

September 02, 2010

Both promise and peril exist for drugmakers in working with diagnostic tests to commercialize new medications or refine the applicability of existing ones

A Process-Based Approach To Aggregate Spend

September 02, 2010

A Process-Based Assessment (PBA) is the first step to analyzing reporting needs