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Five Crucial AMP Final Rule Challenges Facing Manufacturers

Today’s guest post comes from Katie Lapins, Principal/CEO of Government Pricing Specialists. Katie discusses five key challenges facing drug manufacturers as they attempt to comply with the Average Manufacturer Price (AMP) Final Rule. To...Show More Summary

Medication Adherence Won't Get Better Unless Pharma Marketers Accept Some Blame

Adherence, as defined in the Pharma Marketing Glossary, is "Percent of doses of a drug taken as prescribed for entire period of study (compliance + persistence)." In short, "sticking to the proper self-administration of treatment." Lots...Show More Summary

Pharma Twitter Activity

I recall a time when the head of a regulatory department of a pharmaceutical company told me that the company would never, ever, ever under any circumstances be involved in social media. By my count, today that company has twenty-one … Continue reading ?

Digital, Not DTC Advertising, Is the Real Reason Why Patients are "Wasting the Time" of Healthcare Professionals

Recently, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) joined the physicians of the American Medical Association (AMA) in a call to ban ALL direct-to-consumer (DTC) ads (see here). ASHP’s new policy states the following:Show More Summary

Profits in the 2016 Fortune 500: Manufacturers vs. Wholesalers, PBMs, and Pharmacies

Time for my annual review of the new Fortune 500 list. Every year, this is one of my favorite posts, because its helps us to “follow the dollar” and understand how drug channel intermediaries make money. The 2016 list contains sevenShow More Summary

More Free Pharma Lunches Served to Docs = More Prescriptions of the Sponsored Drug

Most physicians do not seem to know that "there is no such thing as a free lunch." Medscape's 2012 Ethics Report survey, for example, revealed that 72% of 23,710 physician respondents answered "Yes" to the question "Do you feel thatShow More Summary

National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo

National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) 2016 Annual Meeting & ExpoOmni Shoreham Hotel | Washington, DC | September 26-28, 2016The NASP Annual Meeting & Expo is a comprehensive national meeting for all stakeholders in the specialty pharmacy industry. Show More Summary

Are Women Execs Ready to Break Through the Drug Industry's "Glass Ceiling?"

These are historic days for women. For the first time ever, a woman (Hillary Clinton) will be a major political party's nominee for president of the United States. The odds are that Clinton will break through that particular "glass ceiling"...Show More Summary

Weekly Roundup 6.17.16

We are enjoying more respite from heat here in the mid-Atlantic. Certainly a difficult week that brought reflection and sadness for many. And so we’ll get right down to some of the things that happened FDA-related that were noteworthy: Tragedy … Continue reading ?

Premier’s Latest Acquisitions Show Hospitals’ High Hopes for Specialty Pharmacy

Last week, the group purchasing organization (GPO) Premier announced its acquisition of two specialty pharmacies from Lincare Holdings. Read the press release. This deal shows just how crucial specialty pharmacy opportunities are for hospitals and health systems. Show More Summary

Reimbursement and Access 2016

Reimbursement and Access 2016August 17-18, 2016 | Philadelphia, in its 4th year, CBI’s Reimbursement and Access Congress provides manufacturers with invaluable learning and benchmarking, covering the most impactful pricing and reimbursement trends and access strategies. Show More Summary

Catching up with the Authors: Aurélie Jeandron and Ayse Ercumen on Clean Water Supply in the DRC and India

Last October PLOS Medicine published two research articles from separate groups investigating the association between continuous clean water supply and waterborne diseases.  Aurélie Jeandron and colleagues found that interruptions to the piped water supply to Ulvira, a

Weekly Roundup 6.10.16

We are finally getting some weather that could be described as delightful.  I hope that you are too. The grass is green, a breeze blows and there is lots of birdsong in the air. For the first time in years, … Continue reading ?

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