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Pharmaceutical Commerce - November/December 2009

FDA warns of enforcement impersonators preying on Internet pharmacy customers

December 30, 2009

Impersonators appear to be operating from the Dominican Republic

J&J/McNeil widens a recall of contaminated Tylenol

December 30, 2009

Early November recall of musty-smelling product is expanded from five to 54 lots; McNeil attributes the problem to packaging storage materials

Impax Labs Enjoys the Fruits of Its IBM Cognos Investment

December 25, 2009

With limited IT resources, the company is rolling out one business-intelligence application after another

Short Takes

December 25, 2009

Enterprise resource planning

Industry Tackles the New REMS Hurdle

December 24, 2009

FDA’s requirements for risk evaluation and mitigation challenge both new and existing commercialization processes

Pharma Gets a 'Just in Time' Speedup With the Switch to Digital Printing

December 24, 2009

‘Print on demand’ changes traditional design, production and inventory practices for labels, inserts and other printed packaging

Cargo Theft Emerges as a New Biopharma Worry

December 24, 2009

The signs are apparent that there is organized criminal activity focused on pharma logistics By Nicholas Basta

Getting Value From End-of-Life-Cycle Pharmaceuticals

December 24, 2009

A review of 84 branded pharmaceutical products with changed ownership as of 2005 shows that many of them can continue to sell, often with much higher prices By Albert I. Wertheimer, PhD, MBA, Temple University, and Ellen F. Loh, BS, MBA, University of Maryland, Baltimore

HDMA Analyzes Evolving Specialty Distribution Business

December 24, 2009

Survey shows close interplay between manufacturers and their trading partners for supplemental services

UPS and Genzyme Are About to Go Live on a California- and GS1-Compliant Track-and-Trace System

December 24, 2009

UPS gets ready to receive GS1 product-tracking data from anyone

AMR Research Selects 'Healthcare Top 25' for Supply Chain Excellence

December 24, 2009

Fifteen of top 25 are drug or device makers; hospitals and distributors round out the list from the new Gartner subsidiary

Cardinal Health Tailors Pharma Deliveries to High-Volume Mail-Order Pharmacies

December 24, 2009

Addition of EZ-Cart system drastically cuts restocking efforts

UCB Offers Tailored Syringe for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

December 24, 2009

The dilemma: packaging a drug for a condition that makes self-administration difficult

Botox Lawsuit Highlights Another Wrinkle for REMS

December 24, 2009

The current FDA policy toward REMS is being challenged by Allergan

How to Ensure Successful Design and Implementation of Physician Segmentation

December 24, 2009

The basic process of defining customer segments and appropriate promotional messaging benefits from a cross-disciplinary approach

Readying Packaging Lines for Data Management

December 24, 2009

Schering-Plough implements packaging line vision technology with a view toward future data collection needs

Generic Manufacturers Gain Another Advantage in Disputing Drug Patents

December 24, 2009

FDA sets a precedent for granting generic approvals even when initial litigation goes against the generic manufacturer

Re-importation is a dead issue, at least for now

December 23, 2009

Congress votes it down, but Obama Administration still holds onto its prospect

Healthcare Communication and Marketing Assn. Goes Belly-Up

December 23, 2009

Two-year-old merger of three regional associations is a victim of changing marketing priorities

Copyrighted content provider lines up new customers and publishers

December 23, 2009

Derycz Scientific announced deal with Cubist Pharmaceuticals for medical literature access

Specialty Pharmacy Providers Deserve Their Own Class of Trade

December 23, 2009

The emergence of specialty pharmacies, with fundamental differences from other types of pharmacy providers, warrants the establishment of manufacturer relationships

Transparency Is the Solution to the Medical-Journal 'Ghostwriting' Controversy

December 23, 2009

Drug companies should keep a goal of effective communications as the priority in medical publications

Can Fair Balance Exist on the Web?

December 23, 2009

FDA struggles with the new world of social media

Managed IT Services Tailored to Needs of Biopharma

November 25, 2009

‘Platform-as-a-Service’ (PaaS) offers IT efficiencies especially for emerging biopharma

AMR Research Selects 'Healthcare Top 25' for Supply Chain Excellence

November 24, 2009

Fifteen of top 25 are drug or device makers; hospitals and distributors round out the list

Now, use patient-level data to measure advertising-media effectiveness

November 24, 2009

SDI Health extends its longitudinal patient analytics to measure media impacts

UPS and Genzyme are about to go live on a California- and GS1-compliant track-and-trace system

November 24, 2009

UPS gets ready to receive GS1 product-tracking data from anyone

Patient-Compliant Packaging Hits a Regulatory Snag

November 10, 2009

FDA denies use of ‘calendarizing’ features when added to an ANDA