Drug Store Check-In

JOCELYN BAUER | January 16, 2020

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The Pharmacy sector has become one of the most interesting sectors in retail because of the expanding ambitions of some of its leading players, and the appeal from the potential entry of retail’s largest giants. We broke down some of the sector’s classic leaders to see who’s positioned for 2020 success.

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Alliance Healthcare Group

Alliance is a reliable medical brand trusted by more than 1,000,000 individuals in the region, a healthcare organisation specialising in corporate health solutions, a leading wholesale pharmaceutical company facilitating timely access of cutting-edge medications to the region, and a safe haven where our patients can count on their friendly family doctors and medical specialists to treat their health problems. As a physician-led and physician-owned healthcare organisation, we know what is important to those who matter to us – our patients. Since our inception, quality healthcare and evidence-based medical treatment for our patients have always been our priorities.

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Artificial intelligence in pharma: utilising a valuable resource

Article | February 17, 2020

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A pharma outsourcing mission

Article | February 17, 2020

In a way, getting through the initial stages of a complex pharmaceutical project that is being outsourced to a contract development and manufacturing organization is like getting a rocket off the ground. Many drug developers express frustration with the time it often takes during the initial stages of working with a CDMO — from the time they first reach out to a CDMO for help until they receive a proposal. Some have described it as months of silence from when they send a request for proposal (RFP) until they have a proposal in hand. The initial stages of a relationship between drug sponsor and CDMO often do not get the attention it deserves, and valuable time is lost, delaying projects and delaying delivery of therapeutics to patients. The quick scheduling of the ACT meeting with the right attendees can deliver immediate answers to key questions needed by the drug sponsor for effective planning and can help propel projects to a successful launch.

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What do you have to lose taking hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus? Potentially your life

Article | February 17, 2020

The president and some of his close advisors — desperate for a COVID-19 cure — are asking “What do you have to lose?” by taking hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a strong medication never adequately tested for efficacy or safety in COVID-19 patients. The correct answer to the president’s question, which he doesn’t seem to want to hear, is that we have our lives to lose. The president acknowledges “I’m not a doctor” but this raises the question “What do doctors know about the drug recommended by the president? Most doctors are aware that HCQ can be effective for patients with malaria, arthritis or lupus. If they were to follow the president’s suggestion and prescribe it for COVID-19 patients, they would also like to know that it will benefit some of those patients, at least.

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Alliance Healthcare Group

Alliance is a reliable medical brand trusted by more than 1,000,000 individuals in the region, a healthcare organisation specialising in corporate health solutions, a leading wholesale pharmaceutical company facilitating timely access of cutting-edge medications to the region, and a safe haven where our patients can count on their friendly family doctors and medical specialists to treat their health problems. As a physician-led and physician-owned healthcare organisation, we know what is important to those who matter to us – our patients. Since our inception, quality healthcare and evidence-based medical treatment for our patients have always been our priorities.

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