Supply chains for a patient-centric world

Over the course of human history, we have seen two big advances in health outcomes. The first wave, beginning in the mid-19th century, came from the adoption of modern hygiene practices, which sharply reduced medical infections and improved post-surgery survival […]

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FTC Approves Express Scripts/Medco Merger: Excerpts

The Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation of Express Scripts, Inc.’s proposed acquisition of Medco Health Solutions. As a result of the evidence collected during an intensive eight-month investigation, we conclude that the proposed transaction is not likely to […]

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Jobs and biopharma

The 2012–13 Occupational Outlook Handbook* has just been published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the US Dept. of Labor. That news might be important if you have a college-age child who is doing some long-term career planning, 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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