Chemistry for Better Health

| February 11, 2017

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The annual Chemical Sciences and Society Summit (CS3) brings together the best minds in chemical science research from around the world and challenges them to propose innovative solutions for society’s most pressing needs in the areas of health, food, energy, and the environment. This unique event boasts an innovative format, aiming to set the course of international science, and rotates each year among the participating nations.

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Established in the year 1924 in India GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (GSK Rx India) is one of the oldest pharmaceuticals company and employs over 4,500 people. Globally, they are a £ 26.5 billion (US$ 39.14 billion), leading, research-based healthcare and pharmaceutical company. In India, they are one of the market leaders with a turnover of Rs 2,520.2 crore (US$ 402.37 million) and a share of 3.55 per cent. At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. This mission drives us to make a real difference to the lives of millions of people with our commitment to effective healthcare solutions.

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Pricing of drugs – at what cost?

Article | February 27, 2020

We go into a doctor’s office and leave with a diagnosis and a prescription. Next we stop by the pharmacy. In Germany, if your insurance is not private, you mostly don’t even know the price of your drug because it’s paid for directly by your insurance. You only notice the 5-10 Euros copay. But how is a drug priced in Germany? And (how) does data play a role in helping pharma secure an attractive price point? Let’s fast forward directly to the launch of a new drug. At the time of launch, the pharmaceutical company has to present patient level evidence of the drug’s added value compared to existing comparative therapies. In the first year, however, the drug’s price can be defined freely by the company.

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WANT LESS “LIABILITY” AND MORE “RELIABILITY” FROM YOUR CLINICAL MOBILITY SOLUTION?

Article | February 27, 2020

I recently discussed the different ways that consumer-grade smartphones can compromise patients’ health, safety and overall care. However, some clinicians and healthcare administrators have indicated in recent months that they need help selecting the right enterprise-grade mobility solutions for their unique operating models and workflows. There are many different hardware and software options, and a single rugged device can come in multiple configurations. So, how do you know if you’re picking the right communication tools for your clinicians? The key is to first set performance expectations for the total mobility solution rather than the device alone.

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WALGREEN’S IN HOT WATER OVER PHONY PHARMACIST

Article | February 27, 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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Pharmacist eCare Plan - the newest disrupter in health data exchange?

Article | February 27, 2020

Every member of the health care team shares a common goal of optimizing patient outcomes. Yet each specialty and position of the healthcare team has a unique workflow facilitated by various tools, from an operative report to a progress note. In this regard the pharmacist plays a pivotal function in medication management and requires documentation specific to that role. The Pharmacist eCare Plan (PeCP) allows for an interoperable note to be used in the pharmacy to assist in the exchange of patient information, including active medication list, laboratory results, and payer information. To allow for this, a new type of clinical document architecture for the PeCP was created and standardized for use across pharmacies.

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Spotlight

Gsk

Established in the year 1924 in India GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (GSK Rx India) is one of the oldest pharmaceuticals company and employs over 4,500 people. Globally, they are a £ 26.5 billion (US$ 39.14 billion), leading, research-based healthcare and pharmaceutical company. In India, they are one of the market leaders with a turnover of Rs 2,520.2 crore (US$ 402.37 million) and a share of 3.55 per cent. At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. This mission drives us to make a real difference to the lives of millions of people with our commitment to effective healthcare solutions.

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