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Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011

Pharma IT is going to the clouds

November 14, 2011

Long used in clinical research, cloud computing is now entering commercial and business applications

Book Review

October 15, 2011

Pharmaceutical Anti-Counterfeiting: Combating the Real Danger from Fake Drugs

Express Scripts Tackles Medication Adherence With SAS Analytics

October 02, 2011

SAS’ new Center for Health Analytics will expand statistical applications

Tracelink Sharpens Focus on Brand-Owner/CMO Collaboration With Quality Review Tool

October 02, 2011

Cloud-based collaboration system provides for production, status and now quality interactions between business partners

Global Logistics Providers Offer Real-time Monitoring of Drug Shipments, Worldwide

September 03, 2011

Satellite and cellular technologies, combined with advanced electronic sensors are creating new options for pharma shippers

Social Media: An Irresistible Force Colliding With an Unmovable Object

September 02, 2011

Following FDA’s punt of regulations for social media, industry is scratching its collective head over how to utilize these channels

New Labeling Laws Encouraging Innovative Ways to Update Rx Drug Info

August 29, 2011

Structured product labeling--along with more formalized methods of tracking changes--seek to improve patient safety

Achieving Launch Excellence: A Question of Penetrating the Dynamic Market

August 28, 2011

Recognizing the realities of how new product launches enter the market

Cardinal Health Opens Collaboration Center for Radiopharmaceuticals

August 28, 2011

Phoenix, AZ, facility will support research and commercialization efforts for imaging agents and biomarkers

After Heparin: Protecting Consumers from the Risks of Substandard and Counterfeit Drugs

August 28, 2011

Industry and FDA can—and must—do more to protect global pharmaceutical supply chains

Dohmen Co. buys Centric Health Resources, intent on building a 'conflict free' drug-distribution system

August 26, 2011

Company says that its focus is on best value for payers, patients while meeting manufacturers’ needs through a ‘compressed’ supply chain

Quintiles partnership with e-detailing firm leads to US expansion

August 26, 2011

Paris-based Kadrige is opening its first US office in Quintiles’ New Jersey regional center; companies will co-promote the Kadrige live e-detailing platform for sales reps

Google Prepares for a Possible $500-Million Penalty for Illegal Online Pharmacy Advertising, Says WSJ

August 26, 2011

Google and other web search engines have already tightened their controls for online pharmacy advertising; now they know the penalty for not doing so

Buyers of short-supply drugs are subject to

August 17, 2011

Report also raises concerns over lack of quality control in the gray market as short-supply conditions increase

UPS release fourth annual 'Pain in the (Supply) Chain' survey

August 12, 2011

Asian companies are expanding out from region faster than other countries are moving in

Surveys show declining access to physicians' offices; one in four also no longer accept samples

August 12, 2011

Industry is reacting to the changing environment by reducing sales investment; watch out for declining access to oncologists

Aggregate Spend Laws: Here Comes the Sun

August 12, 2011

The industry is far from ready when it comes to collecting, aggregating, cleansing and disclosing data about regulated financial transactions with doctors and hospitals

IT solution offered for suspicious-order monitoring

August 10, 2011

DEA suspends the license of another wholesaler over unmonitored shipments of controlled substances, including oxycodone

IT vendor takes on the FDA adverse-events database

August 10, 2011

Competitive analysis of manufacturers’ products is one potential commercial offering

Wolters Kluwer disengages from pharma market research

August 03, 2011

The business of analyzing prescriber data is consolidating around IMS Health

H.D. Smith reorganizes national operations to accommodate growth

August 03, 2011

Industry veteran Harvey Tannenbaum retires

Big 3 Wholesalers Roll Out their Independent-Pharmacy Services

August 03, 2011

Industry events showcase wholesalers’ commitment to the independent channel

Cardinal Health opens collaboration center for radiopharmaceuticals

August 03, 2011

Phoenix, AZ, facility will support research and commercialization efforts for imaging agents and biomarkers

Navitus PBM rebrands, re-emphasizing price transparency

August 03, 2011

Regional pharmacy benefit manager is on a growth curve

Express Scripts-Medco deal will shake up pharma distribution

July 21, 2011

The $29.1B proposed merger brings more pressure onto manufacturers as buyers consolidate

UPS Healthcare Logistics is undergoing a 20% expansion of its facilities

July 12, 2011

New distribution centers in Asia, Europe and North America will add over 600,000 sq. ft of dedicated warehouse capacity for life sciences

UPS Healthcare Logistics and Merck expand their innovative distribution agreement

July 12, 2011

Big Brown will handle warehousing and transportation globally, on a non-exclusive basis

AmerisourceBergen transition is official; R. David Yost retires, Steve Collis takes over

July 12, 2011

Founder of the third of the Big Three wholesalers passes on the reins