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Pharmaceutical Commerce - January/February 2010

Medication adherence could get an EHR boost

March 24, 2010

Growing digitization of patient data could break the threshold to better adherence to medication therapies

Preparing the Market for a New Drug with an Effective 'Medical Affairs Launch'

March 24, 2010

The Medical Affairs function can play a vital role in today’s product launch process

Smartphone Adoption Has Reached 30% Among Office-Based Physicians, Says SDI Health

March 24, 2010

Over half of all physicians are participating in social-media sites or online professional networks

Brand Protection Technology Takes a Patient-Communication Turn

March 03, 2010

How the many anticounterfeiting measures on the market today could turn into a means of connecting with patients

OPINION: Will Class-Wide REMS Programs Delay New Opioid Approvals?

March 03, 2010

Class-wide opioid REMS will affect four million patients and require cooperation of more than 25 drug manufacturers

Coming Together

March 03, 2010

More and more parts of the healthcare industry are connecting

Agenda Set for Spring HPCLC Meeting

March 03, 2010

Preparing for the effects of economic recovery on a changed logistics landscape is the theme

Model N extends revenue management process with contract-authoring tools

February 26, 2010

IT developer promotes concept of 'revenue management life cycle'

Revenue Leakage in Biopharma Distribution Channels Is $11 Billion Annually, Says IDC Health Insights

February 25, 2010

Old software and poor data quality cause both revenue losses and extra expense to reconcile claims. Will serialized packages provide an eventual cure?

Safety Issues Dominate Pain Market

February 25, 2010

While researchers study new pain-killing pathways, the pharma industry tries drug combinations and alternative-delivery mechanisms By Angelo DePalma, PhD

Unpacking Risk Sharing and Alternative Pricing Schemes

February 25, 2010

Shared-risk or ‘pay for performance’ agreements between drugmakers and payers can represent uncertain rewards for both parties. Use strategic planning before entering into them

Healthcare Provider Pushes Back on FDA's REMS Policies

February 25, 2010

Kaiser Permanente files a citizen’s petition to revise FDA’s process of imposing REMS programs, also objects to restrictions on wholesale-distribution

Big 3 Wholesalers Ramp Up Services to Pharmacies & Physicians

February 25, 2010

In competing for pharmacy business, AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson offer improved access to branded and generic products

USP Releases an 'In-Process Revision' of Cold-Chain Shipping and Storage Guidance

February 25, 2010

Long in the making, could become finalized before the end of the year

Medical-Waste Processor Bids to Assist Manufacturers Who Distribute Injectables to the Home-Health Market

February 23, 2010

Sharps Compliance Corp. lauds California law to raise the profile of proper consumer disposal of used sharps. Next up: unused pharmaceutical returns

'On-dosage' authentication gets a boost with Capsugel-NanoGuardian partnership

February 22, 2010

Capsugel will provide nano-encryption for capsules through technology license

The world's most expensive drug: Alexion Pharmaceutical's Soliris, at $409,500 per year

February 22, 2010

Forbes magazine survey finds top nine drugs, all costing >$200,000 annually

Google closes off online pharmacy advertising for non-certified sites

February 18, 2010

Only sites certified by NABP (in the US) and CIPA (Canada) will be allowed to purchase AdWords

Get ready for Pharma 3.0, says Ernst & Young in its annual Progressions report

February 18, 2010

The growth of healthcare business is attracting many new players to the pharmaceutical arena, challenging pharma’s relationships with patients

Keas.com, new consumer health website, gets Pfizer support

February 18, 2010

Drugmaker will collaborate with Web startup to develop personalized healthcare plans

Sun is setting on RFID track-and-trace---for farm animals

February 18, 2010

USDA program started around when the FDA program did, and encountered similar problems

Patient Outcomes Research Moves Drug Development Beyond Clinical Results

February 18, 2010

Patient Outcomes Research Moves Drug Development Beyond Clinical Results

Long-Term Pharma Employment: Better Than You Think

February 18, 2010

Latest 10-year BLS projection sees moderate growth in US employment—except for ‘top executives’

Looking at Air Cargo's Future Ability to Handle Biopharma Freight

February 18, 2010

While time- and temperature-sensitive biopharma shipping will grow dramatically in coming years, the capacity of air freight carriers is becoming constrained

Blog leads to an interactive-media business service

February 03, 2010

Two industry communications agencies hope an online collaboration will lead to joint service offerings

USP releases an 'in-process revision' version of new cold-chain shipping and storage guidance

January 26, 2010

Long in the making, could become finalized before the end of the year

EFPIA serialization pilot project reaches successful operational conclusion

January 22, 2010

European anticounterfeiting project tests end-to-end authentication

Eurand launches its first proprietary product, Zenpep, for cystic fibrosis and pancreatic conditions

January 22, 2010

Launch includes a delayed-release formulation, in-house and contract sales force, a REMS program and a patient-adherence program

Healthcare provider pushes back on FDA's REMS policies

January 22, 2010

Kaiser Permanente files a citizen’s petition to revise FDA’s process of imposing REMS programs; also objects to restrictions on wholesale-distribution

Cegedim-Dendrite buys SK&A Information Services, looks to strengthen spend reporting

January 22, 2010

CRM vendor invests in data sources to upgrade its offerings for life sciences regulatory and marketing operations

Medical-waste processor bids to assist manufacturers who distribute injectables to the home-health market

January 08, 2010

Sharps Compliance Corp. lauds California law to raise the profile of proper consumer disposal of used sharps

GS1 will kick off a '2015 Serialization and Visibility Readiness' program this month

January 08, 2010

Participants will meet quarterly throughout the year to create supply chain use-scenarios with GS1 standards

Revenue leakage in biopharma distribution channels is $11 billion annually, says IDC Health Insights

January 08, 2010

Updated survey finds some improvements, but little overall progress since a 2006 survey

inVentiv Health buys ParagonRx in a bid to compete more aggressively for REMS business

January 08, 2010

In the past year, FDA has imposed REMS programs for one out of four new drug approvals