Hey, what’s this supply chain stuff?

Call it an example of unintended consequences: When Pharmaceutical Commerce began publication in 2005, supply chain issues were relatively unrecognized, and poorly reported. Now, a just-released study sponsored by PhRMA, the industry’s trade association, is entitled The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: […]

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Healthcare confronts opioid addiction

The slim hope that the growing opioid addiction crisis could be controlled by restricting access to prescription opioids—the abuse of which has been the starting point for many addicts—is slipping away as illegally manufactured opioid pills (some of them counterfeit […]

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A conversation with Mark Sell, MD Logistics

In an earlier era in the US pharma industry, “supply chain” and “logistics” were an afterthought. Pharma companies maintained large warehouses; stocked lots of product; and basically pushed product out wherever it needed to be, ensuring that a prescription would […]

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Commercial IT moves to the cloud

We are in the golden age of life sciences. If 2016 is any indication, the industry will continue to push new frontiers in scientific breakthroughs. Profound innovations are occurring in the business/commercial face of the industry as well, especially in […]

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Consultant pharmacists and long-term care 101

Pharmaceutical manufacturers are well-versed in the post-acute care industry. However, a niche role that often goes unnoticed is that of a consultant pharmacist, who contracts with post-acute care providers to deliver expert guidance on the safe, effective and appropriate use […]

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