Two cheers for PCORI

In the mid-2000s, when Pharmaceutical Commerce was founded, the editors and writers spent a lot of time talking about how state-of-the-art computing and data analysis would revolutionize medicine. The thought was that as more patient data was collected and analyzed […]

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Uplifting the patient care continuum

Welcome to our 5th annual report on patient support / hub services. Pharmaceutical Commerce has been highlighting this part of the life-sciences service universe for two reasons: one trivial and one profound. The trivial reason is that the topic fits […]

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Gimme my data

A good way to get vendors involved in pharma cold-chain services and equipment looking sideways is to ask them to provide the data they collect during shipments and deliveries. In the frictionless, IoT (Internet of Things) world we are entering, […]

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Blockchain to the rescue?

Countless Hollywood movies present the film’s heroes trapped in some dire circumstance, with hope fading, only to be saved by the arrival of reinforcements/allies/best buddies at the very end. Something of the same scenario is playing out with blockchain as […]

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