How we are responding to COVID-19

Sustainability Efforts Run Through Information Technology

Wall Street Journal

Chief information officers have emerged as key players in their companies’ sustainability programs, leading efforts to unload power-hungry computer-processing applications to the cloud and roll out tech aimed at energy optimization and waste reduction. Their influence within these programs may grow in 2022, as the relationship between digitization and carbon-based emissions becomes more evident. A […] Read More

Pharmacy Outlook: Chip Davis, HDA

Chain Drug Review

From the White House to the kitchen table, supply chain disruptions have been on the minds of many Americans. But while the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the limits of operating within a global marketplace, the pharmaceutical supply chain was largely immune to bottlenecks. Consumer goods shortages have challenged us recently, yet pharmacies, health systems and physicians’ […] Read More

‘We couldn’t operate without them’: AmerisourceBergen invests in hiring immigrants

The Columbus Dispatch

On the Far South Side of Columbus sits a distribution center that has invested tens of thousands of dollars in hiring and retaining new American employees, a model one local leader hopes will catch on with other companies as well. AmerisourceBergen, a pharmaceutical distribution company with two buildings in Lockbourne, partnered with Jewish Family Services (JFS) locally to recruit, […] Read More

Cardinal Health to Test Drone Delivery to Pharmacies

Wall Street Journal

Cardinal Health Inc . plans to test the use of drones to speed delivery of pills, inhalers and other items to U.S. pharmacies, a move the healthcare-supplies distributor said could also cut transport costs for time-critical shipments. The pilot program with drone operator Zipline International Inc. would start next year outside Charlotte, N.C., pending approvals from […] Read More

Answering the Call for Our Customers

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. last year, its disruptive effect on the global supply chain was swift. Arguably few were impacted more than healthcare workers, who not only found themselves on the frontlines of a dangerous health crisis, but who also were suddenly without enough medical supplies to protect themselves as they fought […] Read More

Natural Disasters Are No Match for McKesson’s Supply Chain

If recent history has taught us anything about natural disasters, it’s that they can strike anywhere, at any time, and in relentless sequence from one to the next. Beyond their immediate devastation to life and property, catastrophic events like hurricanes, wildfires and blizzards can quickly overwhelm recovery efforts by shutting down access into and within […] Read More

Physician Practices Post-Pandemic: Q&A with Jenny Sherak, AmerisourceBergen

Jenny Sherak, SVP & President of Specialty Physician Services at AmerisourceBergen, talks to Pharm Exec about how the needs of physician practices have evolved in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and what is required to navigate the shifting healthcare landscape. Pharm Exec: Please introduce yourself and talk about your current role at AmerisourceBergen Jenny Sherak: As […] Read More

Davis delves into how distributors rose to the challenge

In this week’s Video Forum, Chip Davis, president and chief executive officer of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance, talks about the resilience the pharmaceutical supply has shown during the COVID pandemic, and the lessons that the experience of the past 14 and a half months holds for the future. In addition, he addresses the ongoing implementation […] Read More

Pharma delivers: New campaign celebrates pharma distribution companies’ role during pandemic

FiercePharma

Most people don’t normally think about the intricacies of the pharma supply chain, but the COVID-19 pandemic suddenly pushed the topic front and center. Now a new ad campaign from the Healthcare Distribution Alliance celebrates the critical work of healthcare distribution companies during the pandemic, reminding people—and policymakers—that they’ve always been on hand delivering needed products. “We help medicines get […] Read More

Distributing COVID-19 vaccines to vulnerable dialysis patients

Cardinal Health

Patients with end-stage kidney disease are often in fragile health, and because of their weakened immune systems, they are at high risk of becoming severely ill from COVID-19. Yet, until recently, many patients on dialysis, particularly those in rural communities, struggled to access COVID-19 vaccines. In March 2021, the Biden Administration announced it would provide COVID-19 vaccinations […] Read More