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Malaria Prevention: Tackling the Gaps in Reaching the Hardest-to-Reach

Estrella Lasry, Tropical Diseases Advisor at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), describes the challenges of combating malaria in populations isolated by geography or violence. For this year’s World Malaria Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has focused

Research Matters: Diverse Voices Who Support the Value of Knowledge

In preparation for the March For Science (to be held in Washington, DC and other locations across the country on April 22), PLOS Pathogens Research Matters Editor Glenn Rall revisits the initial goal of the Research Matters series: ...

Which PBM Best Managed Drug Spending in 2016: How Did OptumRx Compare?

In Which PBM Best Managed Drug Spending in 2016: CVS Health, Express Scripts, MedImpact, or Prime?, I examined the 2016 drug trend reports from four leading pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). OptumRx, the PBM business of UnitedHealth, released its report too late to be included in that analysis. The charts below remedy this omission. Show More Summary

CBI’s 13th Commercial Contract & Chargeback Excellence

CBI's 13th Commercial Contract & Chargeback ExcellenceJune 21-22, 2017 | Parsippany, NJTake a deep dive into improving the wholesaler chargeback, navigating class of trade schema complexities, streamlining membership management and optimizing contract administration at CBI’s 13th Commercial Contract & Chargeback Excellence. Show More Summary

March for Science, Why I March

Live from Washington, D.C. I will be heading to a satellite march in Doylestown, PA and speaking there. Here's what I will say: My name is John Mack and I live in Newtown. On Twitter I am known as PharmaGuy – that’s P-H-A-R-M-A, plus “Guy!” I PUBLISH a newsletter for the pharmaceutical industry. Show More Summary

How Manufacturers Can Benefit From Unified Specialty Support Services

Today’s guest post comes from Tom Doyle, Executive Vice President of Commercial Solutions at H. D. Smith. To prepare for impending market changes, Tom suggests that a manufacturer’s commercial team partner with a flexible, integrated services provider to increase market share and optimize the patient journey. Show More Summary

10 Years of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Publications Manager Charlotte Bhaskar celebrates PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 10 year anniversary and looks forward to upcoming events and initiatives for the journal. On behalf of all of us at PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (PLOS

Combatting Neglected Tropical Diseases: Much Progress, but Millions of Neglected Patients Lack Access to Care

Julien Potet of Médecins Sans Frontières discusses recent successes and presents suggestions for the next steps in the fight against NTDs. This week scientists, policy makers, and other global health actors will meet in Geneva for a

Speedy Drug Approval Versus Safe Drugs: Can We Have Both?

More user fees paid to the FDA by the drug industry and the push for less rigorous scientific proof in clinical trials may lead to faster drug approvals, but also more deaths due to side effects. Where’s the balance between speed and...Show More Summary

Cardinal Health’s Unhappy Profit Surprise: The Coevolution of Pharmacy Buying Groups and Wholesaler Economics

Yesterday probably didn’t turn out as well as Cardinal Health had expected. The good news: The company announced the acquisition of Medtronic's Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses for $6.1 billion...Show More Summary

How to Connect With Drug Channels at #Asembia17

In two weeks, Drug Channels Institute and Pembroke Consulting will hit Las Vegas for Asembia’s 2017 Specialty Pharmacy Summit, being held at the wonderful Wynn Las Vegas.Here are three ways that you can interact with us in Las Vegas:1) Join me at the opening Featured Session. Show More Summary

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