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Pharmaceutical Commerce

 •  January 16

World Courier, the AmerisourceBergen express logistics unit that mostly handles clinical trial logistics, has announced that it has garnered Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification across its global network of 140-plus offices (including 14 depots) in more than 50 countries. Both the worldwide standardization, as well as certification...

Pharmaceutical Commerce

 •  December 6, 2017

The annual Factbook from the Healthcare Distribution Alliance is a wealth of information about trade channels and wholesaler practices in the US, which in turn influences the pharma industry’s ability to manage the movement of its products to healthcare providers and patients. This year’s edition (available at no cost from the HDA Research...

Pharmaceutical Commerce

 •  November 10, 2017

The Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC) has been an all-volunteer effort bringing together industry security and logistics managers, the logistics providers themselves, and members of local, state and federal law enforcement. Now, with the retirement of its founder and hypernetworked leader, Chuck Forsaith, from his corporate position at...

Pharmaceutical Commerce

 •  October 11, 2017

Lash Group, the AmerisourceBergen business unit that is one of the leaders in providing outsourced hub services for patients, has announced a new IT platform, to be used internally by its patient-services teams, but also to collaborate with and provide data insights to pharma manufacturers that hire Lash to handle the many services needed when a...

Pharmaceutical Commerce

 •  September 19, 2017

Catalent, the contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with 30-some locations in the US and Europe, is deepening its investment in biologics manufacuturing with the proposed acquisition of Cook Pharmica. Purchase price is $950 million, with most of the payment up front. Cook Pharmica, privately held, operates a world-class,...

Pharmaceutical Commerce

 •  September 14, 2017

QPharma (Morristown, NJ), which provides a bundle of services relating to pharma commercialization and sales operations, plus IT services, has acquired the MedStart Connect business from MedVantx (Sioux Falls, SD), and will continue a partnership with that company. MedStart Connect’s primary component is the MedStart Cabinet, a kiosk, installed in...

Pharmaceutical Commerce

 •  September 5, 2017

PCI Pharma Services, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) has announced a 60% expansion of temperature-controlled storage space, from the equivalent of 800 pallet spaces to over 1,300. That 2-8°C storage is primarily to stage commercial production or largescale clinical trials of parenteral products, especially biologics....

Pharmaceutical Commerce

 •  August 29, 2017

With analyst commentaries splitting evenly between those who believed Gilead offered to buy Kite Pharma too soon, and those who thought it had waited too long, Gilead’s CEO, John Milligan, probably chose just the right time. the company has offered $11.9 billion to acquire Kite, thereby gaining access to both the booming cellular therapy field, and...

Pharmaceutical Commerce

 •  August 1, 2017

TraceLink, a leading vendor of IT systems for compliance with US and international traceability mandates for pharmaceutical distribution, has acquired ROC-IT Solutions, one of a handful of IT vendors that has developed data-management software for traceability, but in managing that task at parts of the supply chain such as warehouse operations....

Pharmaceutical Commerce

 •  July 19, 2017

FDA is following through on requirements, under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), to hold public meetings on where it is going with the law, whose implementation started in 2015 and will continue (under current timetables) until 2023. A Federal Register announcement provides details on three scheduled meetings: Aug. 23, Dec. 5-6 and Feb....