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Drone Defibrillator Delivery Could Save Thousands of Lives

Every year, cardiac arrests trigger the abrupt loss of heart function for 350,000 Americans, making it the leading cause of natural death in the country, according to the American Heart Association. Today's drone manufacturers are taking steps to reduce this grim statistic. »


As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan

In a remarkable initiative modeled on the campaign against AIDS in Africa, two major pharmaceutical companies, working with the American Cancer Society, will steeply discount the prices of cancer medicines in Africa. »


Big Pharma Gets Boost As China Speeds Up New Drug Approvals

For decades, Chinese patients have struggled to gain access to cutting-edge medicines thanks to bureaucratic delays that have hamstrung drug development. Now a sweeping government overhaul of drug approvals is poised to change that. »


U.S. Navy Ship Provides Backup for Puerto Rico's Hospitals

Puerto Rico's medical system is still struggling to recover from the effects of Hurricane Maria. »


Blockchain Prototype Would Secure U.S. Drug Supply Chains, Firms Say

Blockchain Prototype Would Secure U.S. Drug Supply Chains, Firms Say

Big pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer and Amerisource Bergen in the U.S. could use blockchain technology to verify the authenticity of their drugs. »


DP-DHL Launches Tool to Identify Supply Chain Disruption Risk

This year's hurricane season has been devastating for the communities impacted by the series of storms so far in the Caribbean region. »


States Expand Investigation of Opioid Makers, Distributors

States Expand Investigation of Opioid Makers, Distributors

Attorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives. »


Hospital Tracks Equipment With RFID-Enabled Shelving

Tokyo's St. Luke's International Hospital has completed a pilot of RFID technology to track the movement of equipment. The facility found that the technology identified stock levels at each of its wards in real time, and reduced the number of staff visits to the central clinical engineering room by... »


A Guide to Selecting a WMS Vendor

A Guide to Selecting a WMS Vendor

While the right WMS can be the piece of enabling technology that allows companies to scale their capabilities, drive revenue growth, and reduce operational costs, there are numerous accounts of troubled, even failed implementations. In Commonwealth’s experience, the majority of sub-optimal WMS... »


Novartis CEO's Dilemma: Is $475,000 Too Much for a Leukemia Breakthrough?

Novartis CEO's Dilemma: Is $475,000 Too Much for a Leukemia Breakthrough?

Joseph Jimenez, the chief executive of Novartis, is celebrating a triumph. The Food and Drug Administration approved Kymriah, a new treatment for kids with leukemia. But he's also taking heat from all sides over his decision to charge $475,000 for the treatment, and, in a major first, to negotiate... »


Bayer Recalled 1M Alka Seltzer Cartons As Sales in Consumer Health Slid

Bayer - already struggling with falling consumer health sales - is also contending with a recall. It has been retrieving more than a million cartons of its Alka-Seltzer Original. »


Production Issues Lead to Global Shortage of Hepatitis B Vaccine

A global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine has developed as both Merck & Co. and GlaxoSmithKline deal with manufacturing issues, leading health agencies in England to ration use to those most at risk. »


Drug Company Sues Federal Government to Fend Off Competition From Generics

One of Maryland's largest drug manufacturers is suing the federal government to fend off competition on one of its key drugs, saying its right to exclusively sell the medication should continue an additional three years. »


The Generic Drug Industry Has Brought Huge Cost Savings. That May Be Changing.

A decade ago, physicians who treat epilepsy got what seemed like a piece of good news: Eight companies had received federal approval to sell a generic version of an injectable lifesaving drug. »


Enabling Cost Effective Wireless Asset Tracking and Monitoring Solutions for the Supply Chain

Enabling Cost Effective Wireless Asset Tracking and Monitoring Solutions for the Supply Chain

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR New technologies are enabling asset tracking and monitoring capabilities through the supply chain lifecycle. But what exactly are these new technologies, how do they work, how do you implement the technologies, and take advantage of them? As with any new technology, it can be a... »


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