OIG Report on Dispenser DSCSA Readiness

The Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) just released its report “Drug Supply Chain Security: Dispensers Received Most Tracing Information”.  It was not a comprehensive study but rather an unannounced sampling of healthcare...

Vizient awards RXTransparent preferred vendor contract

The Forerunner Group, LLC., DBA, RXTransparent awarded a group purchasing contract by Vizient for DSCSA Compliance The Forerunner Group, LLC., DBA, RXTransparent announces it has been awarded a contract with Vizient Inc., the largest member-driven health care...

Recap of Dec. DSCSA FDA Meetings

Happy New Year.  I wanted to kick off 2018’s first blog post with a recap of the December FDA meeting on DSCSA.  I have joked around with many of my colleagues and contemporaries that this unusual two-day meeting format was notable not only for its length but...

Can Amazon help alleviate drug shortages?

This fall, there were roughly 1,000 National Drug Codes (NDCs) that were classified as short in the market before the last hurricane.  Once the hurricane force winds stopped blowing, there are now over 2,000 NDCs considered short in the market, but the supply chain...

BlockChain Panel @IVY FON Healthcare Conference

This week, I will be one of the industry panelist speaking about BlockChain in healthcare at the IVY FON Healthcare Conference in New York City, hosted by Cooley Law. During this discussion, the panel will provide a high-level overview of blockchain technology and...