EFPIA Moves Forward on Product-Identification Demo

For over a year, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA; Brussels) has been touting a demonstration project that it is sponsoring to establish the feasibility of item-level production identification inside the European Union. At the upcoming May […]

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3PLs Rise in Forward-Thinking Supply Chain Models

The “L” in 3PL is quickly making the acronym a misnomer. From warehousing and transportation management, to accounting, risk mitigation, and fielding adverse-event reports, ascribing the range of services now delivered by these nimble industry partners to a business labeled […]

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Marching up the channel management curve

Today’s channel management agreements define and measure the forward channel distribution partner’s ability to manage appropriate metrics in return for a negotiated fee for the performance-based services. These agreements include both Distribution Performance Programs (DPP) and “true” Fee-for-Service Programs (FFS) […]

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Rethinking Sample Distribution

Even with all the changes ricocheting within the pharma industry, one constant is the process of distributing samples to physicians and other prescribers. It’s time to examine this process to see if any of the efficiencies coming from outsourcing and […]

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