How can we stem the tide of counterfeit medicines?

| June 24, 2015

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In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 10% of the medicines sold around the world were counterfeit.

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Quick’rCare is the better immediate healthcare experience for every patient. Started in 2016, we’ve worked to fix the broken systems that get in the way of good immediate care by uniting modern patients and providers. It all started when our founder was trying to give some advice to a friend to go to an immediate care facility, but neither one of them knew where to go. So they searched online and asked friend close by, but they got all kinds of answer like the hospital, the local walk in clinic, and even to go home to mom! So this founder’s friend decided to walk into the hospital hours later and came out with huge bill. From there, the light bulb went off and Quick’rCare was born.

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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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A pharma outsourcing mission

Article | August 18, 2021

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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Pricing of drugs – at what cost?

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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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Pfizer Won’t Win the Coronavirus Pharma War

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Quick'rCare

Quick’rCare is the better immediate healthcare experience for every patient. Started in 2016, we’ve worked to fix the broken systems that get in the way of good immediate care by uniting modern patients and providers. It all started when our founder was trying to give some advice to a friend to go to an immediate care facility, but neither one of them knew where to go. So they searched online and asked friend close by, but they got all kinds of answer like the hospital, the local walk in clinic, and even to go home to mom! So this founder’s friend decided to walk into the hospital hours later and came out with huge bill. From there, the light bulb went off and Quick’rCare was born.

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