Zevacor’s new cyclotron from IBA to offer new hope…in 2016

Zevacor’s new cyclotron from IBA to offer new hope…in 2016

On November 4, Zevacor announced that it selected a firm to supply their new cyclotron. This updates the story I wrote for Pharmaceutical Commerce under the headline, “New higher-capacity cyclotron to stabilize isotope supply.” In that story I cited IBA Group and Best Medical International and Best Cyclotron Systems as possible sources; IBA was chosen. For this outside the … Continue reading

Take one and call your doctor in the morning (for a good drug deal)

Take one and call your doctor in the morning (for a good drug deal)

Ever see one of those red boxes with blinking LEDs offering cents-off coupons for Oreos in the cookie aisle, or Tide in the detergent aisle? Ever see a video display that springs to life when you pass by? In the prescription drug business, where drug-makers are looking to compete with OTC (over-the-counter) remedies that treat … Continue reading

Redefining the outsourced supply chain

Redefining the outsourced supply chain

To state the obvious, contract packaging is rapidly evolving. The core outsourced-packaging function is easily understood, but the form and function of the contract packaging organization is a moving target. Decades ago, a co-packer was defined by the machines the company had on the floor. By Bob Sperber; original post here. Packaging-specific services remain a … Continue reading

Animal-health pharmaceuticals are jumping the ‘ethical channel’

Animal-health pharmaceuticals are jumping the ‘ethical channel’

Loss of sales exclusivity to big-box stores and online pet pharmacies add to veterinarians’ business woes By Bob Sperber, for Pharmaceutical Commerce. On its own, the animal-health business, growing at roughly 5% annually for the past several years, would not be considered a hot investment opportunity. But by comparison with the human-health pharma business—which actually … Continue reading