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Pharmaceutical/Biotech Mergers & Acquisitions Expected to Continue


I ran across this interesting article about a significant trend in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. http://bloom.bg/PCltx4 In a nutshell, drug makers are shifting their focus from cutting costs to filling pipelines through mergers and acquisitions. Next year could top

Posted in CRM, Life Sciences, Partnering, Pharma

Update on Sunshine Act Compliance Deadlines


Back in December I wrote a blog post about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rule change for reporting on the Physicians Payment Sunshine Act. Original post here: http://i3.infinityinfo.com/blogs/entry/sunshine-act-compliance-deadlines-extended The CMS had decided to extend the data collection

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HHS Delays ICD-10 Compliance Date


Some good news from HHS (Health and Human Services). Doctors, payers, and other providers are getting some breathing room on implementing ICD-10 diagnostic codes (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, or ICD-10) http://go.cms.gov/A21VAP The original

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Sunshine Act Compliance Deadlines Extended


Last week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finally issued a proposed rule implementing the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, a day before the Senate Special Committee on Aging was to hold a hearing about the effect of the

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AMA survey: Docs in smaller practices are more likely to accept drug samples


Interesting results from a study just posted on AMA. This is some food for thought if you or your organization has a focus on getting product samples into the hands of physicians. http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2011/08/15/prbf0815.htm This also means your method of targeting

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Doctors Want to Use Mobile to Access Pharmaceutical Data


The mobile trend continues in healthcare. A recent CIO Insight article shares results of physician study on how they prefer to get pharmaceutical information. http://bit.ly/p3vB0N Almost half of surveyed doctors prefer pharma info on tablets and smartphones; “45 percent of

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Focusing on Quality Not Quantity


The switch to account management in pharma and life sciences is on! GSK recently announced they are fazing out the focus on call and prescription volume and switching to overall quality of the calls. It’s about time! This is a

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