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4 editorial Table of Contents Getting to the ‘hub’ of the matter 7 op-ed Almost half of all prescribers have restrictions on pharma rep access ZS Associates report finds oncologists the most restrictive, with 65% placing moderate-to-severe limits Supreme court: reverse payment settlements subject to antitrust scrutiny What are the risks of future ‘pay for delay’ settlements between branded and generic manufacturers? Worldwide, pharma distribution is moving to a serial-coded basis Regardless of how pending US legislation is resolved, manufacturers need to move ahead 8 Fedex offers a 96-hour, zero-pre-conditioning package for cold chain shipments NanoCool technology needs neither batteries nor dry ice/gel packs for 2–8°C shipping Symphony technology Group picks up Ubc assets from express Scripts Symphony also tangles with IMS Health over business practices top News multiple sclerosis, diabetes and migraine are therapy areas where alternative drug delivery is sought Survey of physicians, patients points to transdermal patches and nasal delivery as preferred methods, says Frost & Sullivan HHS office of Inspector General finds continuing problems in federal provider-identification databases Will inaccuracies in the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) create headaches for pharma? Packaging coordinators rebrands its Andersonbrecon acquisition, expands production capacity Blister and bottle packaging, and cold chain distribution, are current investment targets big three wholesalers round out their independentpharmacy meetings with new business announcements Cardinal Health’s Retail Business Conference, ABC’s ThoughtSpot and McKesson’s IdeaShare meetings gather up independent pharmacists Pain-management market grows, but resistance to new abuse-deterrent technologies is widespread Data Resources study finds mixed reaction to new formulations—and little optimism for new drugs; meanwhile, abuse problems remain a public health concern Veeva buys AdvantagemS, building out its foundation for healthcare-provider master data Acquisition brings millions of provider listings into the Veeva Network, along with validation services and territoryalignment software model N offers tools for managing international reference pricing Cloud-based system will enable global pricing managers to analyze regulatory trends and simulate the effects of pricing changes 12 business/Finance A conversation with John m. Gray, Healthcare Distribution management Assn. more analytic firepower is being directed at the US medication-adherence problem 14 brand marketing & communications biomarkers and companion diagnostics expand drug potential Essential for approving some new products, biomarkers are becoming integrated with patient therapies covance builds out its managed-markets advisory service Company will provide services to manage data and terms of sales contracts 18 HUb report Finding the ‘HUb’ in Specialty Pharma Services For specialty pharmaceuticals, the connection between manufacturer, payer and patient is the rising crop of hub services 24 Information technology Protect your software investment with ‘training as a Service’ (taaS) Why cloud-based software applications require a new training model 26 Supply chain/Logistics ProDUct SecUrItY rePort: Pharma track-and-trace inches closer to reality Come September, all eyes will be on federal legislation that is close to final passage take an enterprise view on serialization 30 Legal & regulatory the dynamic evolution of multi-sponsor remS Risk Evaluation & Mitigation Strategy (REMS) programs are evolving, with new complexities for compliance managers 32 manufacturing & Packaging A growing preference for ready-to-administer vaccines: new guidelines, evidence, and trends Vaccine administration is shifting from multidose vials to prefilled syringes for a host of important safety and economic considerations 35 6 Visit our website at September | October 2013 meetings and editorial Index VOL. 8, NO. 5 Founder and editor in chief Nicholas Basta, 718 282 6112 contributing editors Lena Anthony, F.J. 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