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Business and Finance
Payer Negotiation

Coming to Terms

James Thomas
at Seren Partnership assesses the importance of negotiating skills in pharma, and reveals seven vital principles in dealing with payers that will prepare you for success.

 
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Clinical Training and Competence

Are You Qualified?


Competent staff are key to success in every business – this is especially true in pharma, where the stakes are higher. IAOCR’s Martin Robinson explains how competence-based training can aid enormously in further developing clinical research associates’ skills.

 
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Clinical Trials
GCP Compliance

Best of Both Worlds


There is a noticeable divide between clinical and quality, believes Patricia Santos-Serrao at MasterControl, and one of the ways to overcome this is the implementation of good management strategies.

 
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Electronic Trial Master Files

Paperweight Challenge


eTMFs are gaining more and more traction in the management of clinical trials, according to Veeva Systems’ Rik van Mol – it is not surprising, therefore, that demands placed on eTMFs have become increasingly higher.

 
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Clinical Trials Supplies
Sourcing Strategy

Going Local


Comparator drugs are increasingly taking the lead in the pharma supply chain, states Guillaume Brulebois at Fisher Clinical Services, and sourcing these from local markets seems to be the way forward. But is it that simple?

 
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Sourcing and Supply

Setting the Standard


Obtaining non-investigational medicinal products can pose a major challenge to stakeholders. Mary-Jo Lamberti, Josephine Awatin and Ken Getz at Tufts CSDD and Myoderm’s Michael Cohen explore some of the hurdles and share best practices in sourcing comparators.

 
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Spotlight

Demand-Driven Labelling and Distribution: What It Is and Why You May Need It

Clinigen CT
S introduces its new trial management system, designed to improve efficiency and save money for sponsors.

 
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FlyPharma Conference Europe concludes its fourth successful year in Brussels, Belgium, 5-6 June 2018

The FlyPharma Conference Europe wrapped up for another year on 6 June, returning with an expanded roster of speakers who provided insight into all aspects of the pharmaceutical supply chain. The event was once again hosted at the Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel and the Host Partner, Brussels Airport, as always provided speakers and insight into its own experiences working directly with a number of supply chain stakeholders.
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Industry Events

Clinical Innovation Partnerships 2018

3-4 July 2018, Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport

Clinical Innovation Partnerships is the only event for senior clinical operations and procurement professionals driving innovation in their clinical trials. It is where the pharma, CRO and vendor clinical trials ecosystem meet to drive innovation in digitalisation, tech and partnering to improve patient experience and reduce trial cost and time.
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