A Recent History of Antibiotics and Where We May Be Going

| March 1, 2018

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About Clinical Research Management, Inc. Clinical Research Management (ClinicalRM) is not only involved in the testing of new antibiotics in Phase I, II, III studies, monitoring protocol development, site selection, and assistance with FDA approvals, but is also involved in responding to the challenges of antimicrobial resistance. Our epidemiologists track resistance patterns around the globe and they evaluate how the observed resistance appears, where it emanates from, and how we can best contain the spread of the new resistance factors.

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As a leading pharmacy provider to long-term care and post-acute care facilities, PharmScript partners with healthcare organizations across 10 states, and delivers medications to thousands of residents and patients. Founded in 2009 with the goal of providing a seamless pharmacy experience, PharmScript is committed to helping providers deliver patient-centered care with high quality service, accuracy, timeliness, and cost containment

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WALGREEN’S IN HOT WATER OVER PHONY PHARMACIST

Article | February 11, 2020

The drugstore chain agreed to pay $7.5 million in fines after an unlicensed pharmacist at several San Francisco Bay locations illegally filled more than 700,000 prescriptions over a ten-year period. According to California prosecutors, Kim Thien Le stole license numbers from other pharmacists to fill prescriptions for Fentanyl, morphine, and other painkillers. Le pleaded guilty to multiple felony impersonation counts. Walgreen’s agreed to the settlement to avoid being charged with consumer fraud in Alameda and Santa Anna Counties. Prosecutors alleged that Walgreen’s failed to verify Le’s license and did not conduct a thorough background check. The company insisted it has taken remedial measures.

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Clinical Supply Availability & Speed to Study Start-Up

Article | February 11, 2020

If you’re part of a clinical study team racing a new product to commercialization, you likely live by these two simple rules: time is money, and the first one to market wins. But just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s easy. That ticking clock is background noise to the responsibilities of regulations, study protocols, supply chains, and patient recruitment — all the details that must be worked out before a study can even begin. The pressure is always there. The longer it takes for a study to start, the longer it takes to complete.

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What to Watch in 2020: Non-Specialty Drugs

Article | February 11, 2020

Pharmaceutical manufacturers are constantly working to develop new and improved medications. Join us as we explore the non-specialty drugs you should be watching in 2020. If you missed last week’s article about the most important upcoming specialty drugs, be sure to check it out here. Approximately 40 new medications are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) every year.1 (Please note: If you’re curious about what it takes to develop a drug and bring it to market, check out our previous article). Why should you care about these new medications? Because they can affect both your organization’s pharmacy spend and your members’ cost share. For non-specialty drugs, we will focus on medications that may come to market this year, including ones that are currently being reviewed by the FDA, or that are in the last clinical trial (Phase III) stage.

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Top Pharmaceutical Firms Urge FDA to Adopt Blockchain for Drug Tracking

Article | February 11, 2020

Leading market participants in the United States pharmaceutical industry, logistics firms, distributors and other stakeholders in the pharma supply chain have come together to publish a report buttressing the need for industry players to adopt blockchain for tracking prescription drugs, following the successful completion of a DLT pilot project with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to reports on February 24, 2020. Though nascent, blockchain technology, the building blocks of Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies are fast gaining ground across various ecosystems, due to its immutability, security, privacy, and other intricate properties. In the latest development, 25 leading manufacturers of pharmaceutical products, logistics partners and other market participants in the pharma supply chain, have published a report that highlights the importance of blockchain technology in drug traceability.

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PharmScript LLC

As a leading pharmacy provider to long-term care and post-acute care facilities, PharmScript partners with healthcare organizations across 10 states, and delivers medications to thousands of residents and patients. Founded in 2009 with the goal of providing a seamless pharmacy experience, PharmScript is committed to helping providers deliver patient-centered care with high quality service, accuracy, timeliness, and cost containment

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