Understanding Class of Trade Concepts

Class of Trade (COT) is simple to identify in a general way, but complicated in its use in contracts, marketing programs and—most significantly—how pricing data are reported to the federal government. The simple sense is the various channels by which […]

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Pharma IT is going to the clouds

High-tech digital applications tend to run in flavor-of-the-month fads, and few seemed to have been so relentlessly hyped in the past year as cloud computing. To some, it’s simply a relabeling of what’s been going on for years in computing […]

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HDMA 2010-2011 Factbook Updates Distributor IT Efforts

The annual Factbook from the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research of the Healthcare Distribution Management Assn. (Arlington, VA) provides a wealth of data on distribution operations, finances and business practices. Insights into manufacturer distribution-center operations are also presented, although […]

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