Politics and drugs

There are two topics in this issue that, in large part, have broad political (as opposed to economic or philosophical) underpinnings, and interestingly, it’s hard to put them on the usual left/right, Democratic/Republican spectrum. The two are medical marijuana and […]

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A conversation with W. Scott Evangelista, Quintiles

In a manner of speaking, Quintiles Transnational Holdings, Inc. (Durham, NC) is the pharma industry in a microcosm: pursuing basic and applied research, Phase I-IV; working with healthcare providers and patient associations to understand population health; and handling most aspects […]

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Manufacturers: Get ready for global trade account management

The largest, US-based pharmacies and wholesalers are all expanding significantly outside North America. Manufacturers face new risks when interacting with, responding to, and defending against these new global channel companies. To maximize sales opportunities and minimize commercial risks, pharmaceutical manufacturers […]

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Partnering to diversify yields rapid growth

Mission Pharmacal Co. (San Antonio, TX), a nearly 70-year-old, family-owned, branded pharmaceutical and consumer goods company has expanded rapidly, showing significant and substantial growth and diversification over the past few years. This success is largely due to a unique, innovative […]

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