Blurring of the lines between payer and provider in a rapidly changing healthcare environment

by George Mathew MD, Rikin Patel and Paul Thompson Recent headlines have been full of news about major healthcare mergers and acquisitions, often involving newcomers to the industry, but also creating a convergence of traditional payer, provider and pharmaceutical benefit management companies. Here are some of the latest examples in the changing healthcare scene: CVS […]

Reinventing life sciences supply chain and manufacturing capacity with digital innovation

by Gireesh Gaonkar As a medicinal product moves from R&D into approval and manufacturing, it must deal with a complex and dispersed distribution network and a global network of manufacturing sites, some of which may be using old, noncomputer numerical control-enabled (non-CNC-enabled) machinery. Advances in technologies and the digital value chain create new pathways for […]

Pharmacists on the front line in the opioid crisis

By Beth Slamowitz Pharmacists, who are considered among the most accessible and trusted health professionals, can answer questions about reducing the risk of overdose, what to do in case of an overdose and where to seek help with addiction management services. Pharmacists are the gatekeepers for prescription painkillers and play a key role in preventing […]

Getting an Early Start: Taking a Holistic Approach to Product Labeling

When pharmaceutical companies think about labeling, the assumption is that it begins with the marketed product. So the focus has typically been on managing the labeling text for post-marketing activities — artwork, packaging, etc. But it’s during the clinical trial phase that the company core data sheet (CCDS) should be developed and then updated periodically, […]

The New Normal: Enabling Collaboration and Control in the Global Life Sciences Landscape

Collaboration is an integral component in today’s pharmaceutical product life cycle. In the past, most activities were managed in a fairly localized way. Colleagues worked in the same building, meeting in person to discuss and exchange ideas. In today’s world, the traditional four walls of the office have been broken down and teams now extend […]

Industry Change Raises the Need for a Broader Perspective

The life sciences industry is undergoing significant change on all levels – in terms of business model, global regulatory developments and management of processes. All of these changes pose both opportunities and challenges for companies, prompting them to consider what activities they should manage internally, how and where they should partner and how they should […]

Blockchain in Healthcare: SWOT Analysis

Following on from one of my previous blog post entries, I would like to take this time to once again write about the potential of Blockchain in Healthcare. I have crafted the SWOT analysis below to evaluate the current state of Blockchain in Healthcare, its potential and what we can expect going forward. Please click […]

Is “sharing” really “caring”?

The Telegraph recently published an article based on the announcement that high street pharmacies will be given access to NHS medical records in a move that has provoked privacy campaigners. There are arguments both for and against this move, which I have listed below: Con The process: A large part of the argument against this […]

It’s About the Science: Why Corporate and R&D Need to Be on the Same Page

During our years of working in the industry and working together at CSC, we’ve developed a good understanding of the challenges that our clients face, as well as the opportunities in helping them meet those challenges and achieve the best outcomes for their companies and their patients. By Sunshine Bruce, Global Head, Regulatory Strategy & […]

Taking RIM to a Whole New Level

data analytics CSC blogs

Why a Strategic Approach Delivers Returns for the Whole Enterprise By John Bell, Industry General Manager and Americas Leader, CSC Life Sciences What I’ve being hearing lately from executives across the United States is that Regulatory Information Management (RIM) is taking on a strategic importance in their organizations as it evolves to drive both efficiency […]