Drug Delivery Devices: When new technology isn’t the answer.

KEELEY CHEUNG | October 3, 2016

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Drug compliance continues to be a concern, particularly for drugs that have to be administered using a drug delivery device.

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Abacus Parenteral Drugs Limited

Trading in pharmaceutical products is one of core industry in Uganda‘s economy. As the manufacturers of pharmaceutical products are very few to cater the market demand, majority of demand was met through importation. This business is growing at a rapid pace with the growth of population and export potential to neighbour countries like Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Sudan etc. Nonetheless the Government support by removal of taxes on imports of Pharmaceutical products, to sustain its policies of providing proper medication to people, also provided a vital support for its accelerating growth.

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Article | March 20, 2020

Global clinical guidelines have shifted the industry toward risk-based approaches for the planning and execution of clinical trials. The ICH’s guidelines for Good Clinical Practice state that sponsors should evaluate identified risks against existing risk controls by considering “the likelihood of errors occurring, the extent to which such errors would be detectable, and the impact of such errors on human subject protection and reliability of trial results” (ICH E6 R2).

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What to Watch in 2020: Non-Specialty Drugs

Article | March 20, 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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Pricing of drugs – at what cost?

Article | March 20, 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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Clinical Supply Availability & Speed to Study Start-Up

Article | March 20, 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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Abacus Parenteral Drugs Limited

Trading in pharmaceutical products is one of core industry in Uganda‘s economy. As the manufacturers of pharmaceutical products are very few to cater the market demand, majority of demand was met through importation. This business is growing at a rapid pace with the growth of population and export potential to neighbour countries like Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Sudan etc. Nonetheless the Government support by removal of taxes on imports of Pharmaceutical products, to sustain its policies of providing proper medication to people, also provided a vital support for its accelerating growth.

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