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HDMA unveils fall seminar lineup

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK — The Healthcare Distribution Management Association announced its upcoming education seminars to be held this fall.

This upcoming season’s seminars include:

  • Product Life Cycle Management seminar: Held at the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge in Charlotte, N.C., from Sept. 10 to 11, this seminar underscores that communication is crucial among trading partners to understanding how products are managed across the supply chain. Participants can engage in a practical discussion of key life cycle considerations, including how to leverage data to streamline product flow, manage NDC changes, loss of exclusivity and other market disruptions. They also can discuss the inventory forecasting required for generic launches and the related demand planning and logistics requirements. Attendees can learn from peers as they participate in roundtable discussions on a variety of industry topics to explore key issues, obstacles and potential solutions. Click here for more information;

  • Contracts and Chargebacks seminar — perspectives on process improvement: Held at Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, Del., from Oct. 24 and 25, this seminar provides an interactive forum for those responsible for administering contracts and adjudicating chargebacks in the pharmaceutical industry — including manufacturers, distributors, GPOs and end customers. Click here for more information; and

  • Track-and-Trace Technology seminar: Held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va., from Nov. 12 to 14, this program continues efforts to provide all segments of the healthcare supply chain an opportunity to come together to explore and discuss practical actions the industry is taking as they proceed along the path toward implementation. Click here for more information.

 


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Viviscal gets shoutout on ‘The View’

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK — Hair loss supplement Viviscal made its name known to watchers of ABC daytime talk show "The View."

During a segment that discussed female hair loss, the hosts of the show spoke with dermatologist Dr. Doris Day. The topic was especially timely as August marks National Hair Loss Awareness Month. "Up to 30 million women suffer from hair loss," Day said. "Up to 50% of women by the age of 50 will complain of hair thinning."

Day also spotlighted her top thinning hair treatments, including Viviscal Extra Strength.

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Amneal plans $120 million expansion

BY Alaric DeArment

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Generic drug maker Amneal Pharmaceuticals will spend $120 million to expand three of its plants, the company said Monday.

Amneal said it would spend the money over a two-year period lasting through 2014 to "significantly" grow operations at research-and-development, manufacturing and distribution plants in New York, New Jersey and Kentucky. The company, which employs more than 1,100 people in the United States, said the expansion would create 500 more jobs.

"We clearly understand the value of, and are fully committed to, investing and growing within the market we serve, significantly expanding our number of ‘Made in the USA’ products," Amneal president Chirag Patel said. "Generic pharmaceuticals ensure the lowest cost of medications to help make health care more affordable to all consumers."


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