October 16, 2013

Deloitte plans to launch a data-mining system next month that it said would provide life-sciences organizations more access to the "front lines" of patient care and help them develop more personalized medicines based on clinical data more quickly and at a lower cost than before.

September 10, 2013

One trend that generic companies and pharmacy retailers alike should keep an eye on is the patent cliff.

July 30, 2013

Patient communication software maker PrescribeWellness has formed a deal with data-management firm Karmadata to send targeted patient communications to pharmacy customers, the company said Tuesday.

June 21, 2013

Stride gum today announced the release of its iOS game, "Gumulon," a new mobile app game controlled by chewing.

June 7, 2013

When did providing customer service become an inconvenience for some retail staff?" asks Hamacher Group's Dave Wendland. "Too often I have witnessed reluctance on the part of shoppers to seek help — and if they do, it almost always begins with, 'Sorry for interrupting, but …' Think about that. 'Sorry for interrupting' what?

March 22, 2013

In my last UpMarketing post, Dart and Science, I described how combining quantitative and qualitative research with good old-fashioned gut instincts can drive results. This post examines a related topic: big data. Everyone’s talking about the mountains of data at their fingertips, just waiting for analysis and action. But it seems that no one has figured out an effective way to begin excavating to find the hidden treasure.

June 21, 2012

How is it that some companies seem to thrive in an environment of uncertainty — even chaos — while most others fail?

April 19, 2012

A trade organization representing generic drug manufacturers announced Thursday its latest solution to the problem of drug shortages.

June 27, 2011

The law targeting data mining in Vermont, along with laws in New Hampshire and Maine, would have forced drug companies to significantly change the way they market drugs to physicians had the Supreme Court allowed them to stand in the case of Sorrell, Attorney General of Vermont, et al. vs. IMS Health Inc., et al.

June 23, 2011

The Supreme Court has struck down a law in Vermont designed to encourage generic drug usage by limiting the sharing of information about what branded drugs doctors prescribe, so that drug companies could use it when crafting sales pitches, according to published reports.