Getting Ready for Comparative Effectiveness Research

Until recently, “comparative effectiveness” was a term that only surfaced in conversations between health policy experts, academicians and other specialists. No longer. The allocation of $1.1 billion to comparative effectiveness research (CER) in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of […]

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Revisiting ‘To Err Is Human’

Over this summer, the leading news headlines have routinely focused on the intense debate in Washington over healthcare reform. Fairly intricate discussions over population demographics, reimbursement rates and the like tend to get boiled down to slogans: “universal healthcare” or […]

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Drug Wholesalers and the Generic Price War

While the drug wholesaling industry appears reasonably healthy right now, the ongoing generic drug price war among retail pharmacies will create the risk of reduced wholesaler profitability. Understanding this dynamic is crucial for predicting the future of wholesaler relationships with […]

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Reshaping Biotechnology’s Financing Relay Race

Biotech’s current funding crisis is unlike any previous funding challenge the sector has faced. In the past, funding droughts were largely driven by investor sentiment toward the biotech industry. When investors were bullish about the sector’s prospects — for instance, […]

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Comparative Effectiveness: Tools, Not Rules

The topic of comparative effectiveness research (CER) took off with a bang as the Obama Administration boosted funding for the activity in its January stimulus package by $1.1 billion, as reported in last month’s issue. Commentary from Washington officials and […]

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Drug Wholesalers and the Generic Price War

While the drug wholesaling industry appears reasonably healthy right now, the ongoing generic drug price war among retail pharmacies will create the risk of reduced wholesaler profitability. Understanding this dynamic is crucial for predicting the future of wholesaler relationships with […]

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