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The Drug Quality & Security Act – Impact Will Take Time

Posted by John Kouten, CEO

Mar 28, 2014 3:30:00 PM

On November 27, 2013, President Obama signed into law the Drug Quality and Security Act.  This law is updates the federal drug tracing and tracking system and outlines Federal Drug Administration (FDA) authority over compounding pharmacies.

In 2012, a large outbreak of meningitis was linked to unsanitary conditions at a compounding pharmacy.  Historically, the FDA had limited authority over compounding pharmacies, leaving oversight of the pharmacy to the states.

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Topics: drug development, FDA

Life Sciences Industry - Not Hopeless

Posted by John Kouten, CEO

Mar 22, 2012 11:23:00 AM

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Topics: US pharmaceutical market, drug development, FDA, clinical trials

Outsourced Manufacturing Partners Provide Expertise, Capacity, Speed

Posted by John Kouten, CEO

Jul 20, 2011 4:34:00 PM

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Topics: US pharmaceutical market, drug development, pharmaceutical, FDA, contract manufacturing

RNAI – A Very “Mello” Subject

Posted by John Kouten, CEO

Apr 29, 2011 2:26:00 PM

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Topics: biotechnology and medical technology companies, personalized medicine, genomics, drug development, Medical device and diagnostics companies, RNAI

FY 2012 Budgets takes Aim at Patent Exclusivity for Biologics

Posted by John Kouten, CEO

Feb 23, 2011 5:48:00 PM

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Topics: US pharmaceutical market, biotechnology and medical technology companies, drug development, biosimilars, patent exclusivity

How Healthcare PR People Can Manage Clinical Trial Crises

Posted by John Kouten, CEO

Aug 31, 2010 5:20:00 PM

Are you or your healthcare PR firm prepared to handle clinical trial-related crises?  Please review my 10-point primer published in the latest issue of Communique magazine to learn more. 

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Topics: Healthcare communications, healthcare public relations, crisis communications, issues management, drug development

 

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