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Dec
04

21st Century Cures: One Year Later

When President Barack Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law in December 2016, he said “We are bringing to reality the possibility of new breakthroughs to some of the greatest health-care challenges of our time.

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Nov
02

Budgeting for a Pharmaceutical or Medical Device Recall

It’s budgeting season, and most leaders are hoping and planning for a banner year. New product developments. Innovative strategies. Expanded market share. Everyone hopes they will avoid any sort of crisis in the coming year, and as a result, few plan for one. But one of the most disruptive crises medical device and pharmaceutical companies will face is also among the most likely – product recalls. Consider this: Through Q3 2017, 144 companies experienced more than one pharmaceutical or medical device recall.

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Jul
21

The Challenges of Patient-level Pharmaceutical Recalls

When it comes to pharmaceutical recalls, those at the patient level are often very different from those that only affect hospitals, clinics, and other providers. First, there is the challenge of effectively notifying patients. For prescription drugs, the manufacturer typically notifies pharmacies, who then contact patients. Over-the-counter (OTC) medications usually leave no way of contacting the consumer directly, although there are some exceptions, such as retailer loyalty programs.

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May
24

Bitter Pill: Managing Sensitive Pharmaceutical Recalls

Many pharmaceutical recalls are routine. As demonstrated by the most recent Recall Index, they rarely involve the most serious Class I designation. But even when they aren’t high risk, they may be highly sensitive. That’s because pharmaceuticals treat conditions that may not be life-threatening but are critically important – even emotional – to the patients who are prescribed them.

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Mar
08

Pharma Recalls: Notifications That Get Noticed

Consignee identification and notification are among the first steps pharmaceutical companies need to take when they experience a recall. They can also be some of the biggest challenges. When physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals change office locations or transfer to other employers, available data can become outdated. It is important to identify gaps and obtain up-to-date contact information to ensure notifications are being sent to the correct professionals.

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