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Selecting Regulatory Starting Materials: A Q&A With Neuland’s Senior VP of Supply Chain Management

As a follow-up to our recent two-part series on Regulatory Starting Materials Sourcing & Supplier Management, we sat down with Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management at Neuland Labs…

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Regulatory Starting Materials: How to Source, Analyze and Validate Suppliers (Part II)

In Part I of this two-part series, we explored sourcing and supplier management of Regulatory Starting Materials (RSMs), and how effective designation and justification of RSMs begins with supplier market…

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Regulatory Starting Materials: How to Source, Analyze and Validate Suppliers (Part I)

Supply chain management is an essential chapter in the pharmaceutical manufacturing handbook. Managing regulatory starting materials (RSMs) seeks to maximize commercialization and sustainability while meeting and/or exceeding regulatory requirements. Drugmakers…

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Pharma 2020-2021: Much More Than Just COVID

Set aside ‘Everything-COVID,’ and to many outsiders the past 20 months can appear as though the pharmaceutical industry took a sabbatical. Not true, of course…but everything else that occurred in…

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Why You Need to Have the ‘Supply Chain’ Conversation with Your Pharma Suppliers

Supply chain security has been the subject of numerous posts on this blog in the past. It is important to note, however, that the pandemic hasn’t widely impacted global supply…

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Atmanirbhar Bharat and PLI: A Future From the Past

It is difficult to discuss India’s ‘Make in India’ plan without reference to China, and any discussion of India-China relations ultimately leads to a political – rather than economic or…

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The Dizzying Confusion of Drug Pricing Regulations

In 2019, drug pricing was expected to be a top drug industry issue heading into the New Year. Things changed in 2020. The pharma industry (and the whole world) was…well…slightly…

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Weighing the Potential for APIs and Finished Dosage Forms in Emerging Markets

New markets for drug manufacturers are emerging worldwide in regions that have typically purchased and imported drugs in finished dosage forms. While this shift has been underway for a few…

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Economic Nationalism or Global Cooperation? How About a “Thank You,” Instead?

I saw this lede for an article (Bio/Pharma, People, Perseverance, and Hope) about 2020 by Rita Peters at PharmTech and smiled. It captured the state of life sciences this past…

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Europe Looks to Tighten Supply Chains

The last nine months have seen a complete re-evaluation of the risks inherent in global pharma supply chains. COVID-19 forced a doubletake in C-suites, but concern was already well on…

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