Improving the Medicine Supply Chain: An Imperative for Public Health Care

Medicines play an important role in public health care programs, saving lives and drawing people to health facilities, where they can also receive preventive treatment. Medicines can also help keep health care costs down. Many insurance carriers would rather pay for drug treatment than for potentially risky and more expensive surgery. And the cost of complications from not treating illness with medicine in the early … [ Read more ]

Vertical Integration – 80’s Fad or Health Care’s Future?

A useful look at the healthcare industry including a history of its move toward vertical integration in the 1980’s and its retrenchment in the 1990’s, analyis of the issues involved and some predictions for the future.