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Pharmaceutical Commerce - May/June 2010

Compliance Package of the Year Award Goes to Pfizer's Toviaz Sample Package From Anderson Packaging

June 28, 2010

18th annual Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council meeting celebrates the benefits of unit-dose packaging

Smoothing the Path to Drug Safety

June 28, 2010

REMS programs need to address stakeholder usability

Pharma, FDA Wrestle with Social Media Tools

June 28, 2010

Healthcare discussions are booming on the Internet. How will FDA allow pharma to participate?

Defending Fair Market Value (FMV) Assessments

June 28, 2010

To avoid anti-kickback litigation with government, pharma companies need a defensible position on FMV assessments

The Time Is Right to Reform Your Approach to Managed Care

June 27, 2010

Not all managed care plans have the same influence on overall prescribing behavior, and not all geographies operate the same way

Deloitte 2010 Survey of Health Care Consumers

June 27, 2010

More personal control over healthcare and the desire for more access to information drive consumer attitudes

Today's Sales Reps: Medical Professionals, Order Takers, Delivery Staff--or Something Else?

June 27, 2010

Court rulings begin to swing toward categorizing pharma reps as hourly workers

Surprise! Employment Is on the Rise--in Contract Sales

June 27, 2010

While staff sales forces continue to shrink, the contract sales business is expected to nearly double over the next five years

The Drive to Develop New Commercial Models

June 27, 2010

Industry’s coming challenges will force dramatic change on how products are brought to market and businesses are sustained. Industry leaders have already started the process

Medical-Claims Database Analysis of Off-Label Prescribing

June 27, 2010

Examining off-label use of highly prescribed drugs reveals factors that differ from the usual criticism of such usage

Global Pharma Logistics Offers More Options

June 27, 2010

Dramatic traffic downturn makes providers more eager to offer service options; meanwhile, TSA 100% inspection rule looms for air carriers

Serialization Efforts Energize Track-and-Trace Technology

June 27, 2010

By fits and starts, pharma and healthcare providers are moving ahead on IT technologies to layer track-and-trace capabilities on supply chains

2010 UPS 'Pain in the (Supply) Chain' Survey

June 25, 2010

Executing on global-expansion plans and exploring distribution alternatives are top issues

Medco brings US-style pharmacy-benefit services to Europe with j.v. with Celesio

June 24, 2010

Joint venture combines two leading “pharmacy driven” companies to open up service sector in Europe

Cegedim-Dendrite Marketer Surveys: Changing business models, more focus on retaining existing patients

June 24, 2010

Annual surveys take pulse of executive management, DTC marketers; what’s your favorite social media?

TraceLink lines up a key first customer: Catalent Pharma Solutions

June 23, 2010

Collaborative-software firm strikes a “strategic business partnership” with major contract manufacturer for supply-chain visibility

Battle lines are drawn between CVS Caremark and Walgreens over filling prescriptions

June 10, 2010

Will pharma’s access to patients be affected?

Cargo carriers offer round-the-globe cold-chain tracking

June 09, 2010

US-based FedEx and Singapore’s APL develop provide near real-time continuous tracking of sensitive shipments

Cardinal Health acquires Healthcare Solutions Holding in a bid to corral specialty pharmaceutical services business

June 09, 2010

Acquisition strengthens specialty-pharmaceutical distribution connections in the booming specialty pharma field

USP and industry group continue to tussle over vial labels and overseals

June 09, 2010

Industry consortium sponsors study that substantiates its claim of better patient safety with more labeling

Specialty & Biotech Distributors Assn. merges into HDMA to

June 09, 2010

Near-total overlap of memberships, plus the rising importance of specialty pharma to all pharma distribution, seem to be the drivers

Pharmacovigilance benchmarking report highlights pharma's drug safety efforts

June 01, 2010

Per-product spending can top $2.5 million, finds Cutting Edge Information

EvaluatePharma estimates $785 billion worldwide sales in 2016

May 28, 2010

Majority of top 20 companies to experience growth in sales

Faster than a MinuteClinic: New app provides diagnosis and prescriptions using SMS

May 27, 2010

Zipnosis bypasses doctor’s visit, health insurance hassles for common ailments

RFID spending for pharma to grow 34% annually through 2015, GBI Research says

May 26, 2010

Biggest barriers to RFID adoption include cost and uncertainty of ROI

IFPMA's 10 principles on counterfeiting refocus attention on a growing threat to pharma

May 26, 2010

Principles are response to new data showing counterfeiting on the rise

Countries angered over World Health Organization's leadership of anti-counterfeiting taskforce

May 21, 2010

India and Thailand say WHO is confusing counterfeit issue with patent protection

Owens & Minor bids for pharma 3PL business

May 18, 2010

Open house at newly built Louisville, KY logistics center launches the service

The doctor is in, but not for pharma sales reps

May 18, 2010

Study finds doctors becoming even less accessible when it comes to meeting with drug reps

Compliance Package of the Year award goes to Pfizer's Toviaz sample package from Anderson Packaging

May 14, 2010

18th Annual Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council meeting celebrates the benefits of unit-dose packaging

New Arvato Services offering bridges gap between US companies and European markets

May 13, 2010

The Medicines Company among first customers using 3PL Bridge to Europe program

After the merger: Survey identifies keys to successful integration

May 13, 2010

Corporate culture rated as an important risk-assessment factor in Best Practices survey

Pharma to rely on automated spend tracking for Physician Payments Sunshine Act compliance

May 12, 2010

Cegedim Dendrite 2010 Aggregate Spend Survey finds only 29% of companies confident in current reporting practices

DDMAC enlists prescribers in policing drug advertising

May 12, 2010

BadAd@fda.gov is to be a destination for healthcare provider complaints about drug promotion

Pharma only bioscience industry to shed jobs in latest Battelle study

May 11, 2010

About one out of four public pharma companies was profitable in 2009, according to study

Almac Group's 'Pharmony' website allows clients to interact with new state-of-the art facility

May 10, 2010

‘Pharmony’ approach brings entire process under one roof

Companies offer hand-held tech options for patients to manage care

May 07, 2010

Bayer Diabetes Care and Epilepsy Therapy Project aim to make disease management more convenient

Sproxil Inc. offers proof of concept for patient communication in drug authentication

May 05, 2010

Serialization solution for Nigeria provides drug authentication and patient communication by text message

Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions globalizes its medical communications services

May 05, 2010

In line with broadening geography of pharma markets, W-K ‘glocalizes’ its services

Supply chain partnership helps position Midwest as biologics distribution hub

May 04, 2010

Vetter and Sentry BioPharma Services establish preferred partnership agreement