2015 Product Security Report

Fig. 1. Even with a global push for unit serialization via barcodes, there are national variations. The land rush is on. After years of wrangling over compliance requirements for serialization and traceability in the US pharma supply chain, manufacturers and […]

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2015 Hub Services Report

Fig. 1. A view of the relationships and data flows between hubs (lower right) and patient service providers. The ‘Brand Data Center’ essentially resides at the manufacturer. Credit: ProMetrics In 2015, the hub services business model finds itself still struggling […]

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Specialty Pharmaceuticals: Facts and Figures

Despite (or perhaps because of) the intensifying focus on specialty pharmaceuticals, the field remains amorphous, with differing perspectives on what constitutes these specialties, how specialty pharmacies operate, and how reimbursement flows through the network. The Healthcare Distribution Management, through its […]

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2012 Product Security Report

Fig. 1. By GS1’s accounting, there are serialization programs going live all over the world as of early 2012. Programs in Turkey and France are essentially up and running. Credit: GS1 Securing the distribution of pharmaceuticals remains a constant worry […]

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