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Federal officials want to spend $20B on AIDS drugs, based on 45 cases

June 11, 2015 | by Jane M. Orient, M.D. | Comments

The AIDS industry and its government allies were just waiting for evidence to justify a change in policy.


The basics of outsourcing in pharma

July 2, 2015 8:22 am | by Vera Pomerantseva | Comments

Outsourcing became a common trend in pharmaceutical and IT industries over the past decade. Economy globalization made outsourcing easier than ever before due to remote telecommunications, standardizations, proficiency in English across the globe ...


Ordering marijuana from the comfort of your living room

July 1, 2015 8:11 am | by Jason Lomberg, Editor, @PharmProEditor | Comments

Eaze is an app-based “on-demand weed delivery marketplace.” Essentially, the service allows anyone to receive a medical marijuana prescription for about the price of your average co-pay, purchase your cannabis of choice, and receive it in the time it takes to deliver a pizza.


Cannabis RX — legalized marijuana by the numbers

June 22, 2015 8:31 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

In recent years, medical marijuana has been transformed from a flashpoint in America’s culture wars to a legitimate healthcare treatment option available in many states. It is also now the fastest-growing industry in the U.S.


Canadians wait 462 days for access to new drugs

May 22, 2015 8:59 am | by Jason Lomberg, Editor, @PharmProEditor | Comments

During the hullabaloo surrounding passage of President Obama’s signature piece of legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka, Obamacare), proponents extolled the virtues of Canada’s free healthcare system. Critics slammed that same system for its alleged wait times....


Welcome to the party, pal!

May 21, 2015 8:56 am | by Jason Lomberg, Editor, @PharmProEditor | Comments

As the Rolling Stones famously said, please allow me to introduce myself. I’m Jason Lomberg, Pharmaceutical Processing’s new Editor. I come to you courtesy of Pharm Pro’s sister pub, Electronic Component News....


Pharma Legacy Drives New Software, IoT Innovation

May 18, 2015 11:21 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Comments

Pharmaceutical Processing sat down with Rockwell Automation’s Paula Puess and Khris Kammer to get their take on recent market developments and what the future may hold for the pharmaceutical marketplace.


Capital Investments: Regulations, Technology and ROI

May 5, 2015 10:45 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial director | Comments

Pharmaceutical processors face a number of challenges in determining the direction they should take when considering internal investments – but a lack of options have never been amongst them.


Keeping Pharmaceutical Processing Pure

May 5, 2015 10:41 am | by David J. Connaughton, Product Manager, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Filtration and Separation Division | Comments

Ensuring continuous supplies of near-pure nitrogen to deoxygenate water can be a time-efficient and cost-effective way to formulate today’s medicines.


Dock Management: Sealing The Perimeter

May 5, 2015 10:35 am | by Mary Blaser, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Rite-Hite Environmental Enclosures Corporation | Comments

While it’s a vital link between a facility and the pharmaceuticals shipped in and out every day, the loading dock presents the greatest opportunity for energy losses and damage to precious materials and products.


How Shared Service Management Can Help Make Your Organization Lean

May 5, 2015 10:26 am | by Nancy Van Elsacker, President, TOPdesk | Comments

Shared service management is an important development in the collaboration between an organization’s supporting services, and can make an organization more Lean.


BioPharma Industry Seeks Downstream Processing Advances

May 5, 2015 10:12 am | by Eric S. Langer, President, BioPlan Associates | Comments

Downstream processing continues to impact capacity at the majority of biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.


Topical Treatment CMO Continues Expansion

May 5, 2015 9:55 am | by Mike Auerbach, Editor-In-Chief | Comments

Dow Development Laboratories in California is working to position itself as the "go-to" contract manufacturer for topical product development services.


Interphex 2015

April 29, 2015 5:04 pm | by Editor | Comments

Get a taste of the year’s biggest event for pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals with six pages of our Interphex Exhibitor Highlights. Page till the end to preview a schedule of convention workshops and events.


Handheld Raw Material Identification

April 29, 2015 5:00 pm | by Claire Dentinger, Ph. D. Sr. Applications Scientist, Rigaku Raman Technologies | Comments

The globalization of the pharmaceutical industry means inspection and identification of incoming raw materials is more important than ever. While this could mean a hiccup in the production process, we give you a case study of how handheld Raman technology meant an opportunity for cost savings.

From Silos to Synergy

April 29, 2015 4:27 pm | by Lois Byra, Vice President, Contracting and Pricing Solutions, Alliance Life Sciences Consulting Group | Comments

Optimal efficiency means that your Contract Management, Rebate Processing, and Government pricing teams have to not only communicate, they have to collaborate. Lois Byra from Alliance Life Sciences Consulting Group walks us through what it means to transform silos into synergy.



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