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Industry Seeks Clearer Track-and-Trace Standards

Stakeholders face challenges and benefits from a more secure pharmaceutical supply chain, writes Jill Wechsler. Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, manufacturers and distributors will need to have in place systems able to transmit information on prescription drug movement in the United States from plant, to packagers and various wholesalers and distributors, and ultimately to dispensers. FDA […]
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Pharma Report Predicts Trillion Dollar Global Industry by 2020

By Colin McMahon. EvalutePharma’s seventh edition of its World Preview documents that worldwide prescription drug sales forecast will exceed the one trillion dollar mark by 2020. The company bases this estimate on the growing compound annual growth rate (CAGR) that the pharmaceutical industry is currently enjoying. It predicts that CAGR will continue to grow through […]
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Open Payments: A New Dawn for Transparency

The Physicians Payment Sunshine Act, more formally referred to as Open Payments, has been in place for almost 18 months. It is only in the next few months, however, that the implications of the law and its contentious requirements will start to be fully realised. Michael Christel reports.
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Will the Supreme Court Spur OTC Contraceptive Development?

One piece of fall-out from the recent Hobby Lobby decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is to generate talk of Republicans backing development of a nonprescription contraceptive pill. Conservative commentators supported this strategy as a way for Republicans to deflect Democratic charges of a GOP “war on women” and access to safe and effective birth […]
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FDA’s Patient Outreach: Finding Ties that Bind

Is the FDA doing enough to incorporate the patient perspective in the drug review process? This was the key question considered at a panel of regulatory experts held at last month’s annual BIO International Convention in San Diego. The consensus: while FDA deserves high marks for effort, both in reconciling the diversity of patient organization […]
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