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In-depth analysis of the critical issues impacting the full spectrum of the pharmaceutical manufacturing value chain.

Retail medicine spending in the US grew only 1.3% in 2016, down from 9% in 2015, according to a recent analysis by the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which annually produces projections of healthcare spending in the US. So how...

Jim Miller is founder and president of PharmSource, a GlobalData company, a provider of market intelligence on the contract drug development and manufacturing industry. The year 2017 was a strong one for the CDMO industry with growth of 10% or...

What will be the key trends shaping the pharmaceutical industry in 2018? DCAT Value Chain Insights takes an inside look. From increased mergers and acquisitions (M&A), driven in part by US tax reform, to continued strength in venture capital...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 46 new molecular entities (NMEs) in 2017, more than double the number approved in 2016 and a 21-year high. So which drugs made the mark? Following a downturn in 2016 when only 22 NME were...

As 2017 comes to a close, what are key trends and emerging areas of interest for the pharmaceutical industry overall and in manufacturing? From the new health economy, to drug pricing, to new product developments, and manufacturing service models,...

As we near the end of 2017, what were the major news stories impacting the pharmaceutical industry and the pharmaceutical manufacturing value chain? DCAT Value Chain Insights provides a list of the Top 10 news developments for 2017 from mergers...

Information technology (IT) and digital technologies are touted as key growth drivers in a global economy, but so-called digital fragmentation is seen as a barrier to growth. So what is digital fragmentation, and what is its impact? Digital...

The recent hurricanes in the US, including Puerto Rico, have underscored the role of climate and weather-related issues in supply chains. What is the impact on climate-related issues on the supply chain, and what do companies need to consider...

Digital health is touted as a key tool for patient compliance and knowledge, so what is the state of digital health in the pharmaceutical industry? Health-related mobile applications available to consumers now surpass 318,500, nearly double the...