How direct-to-patient can impact pharma supply chains

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In the wake of COVID-19, telemedicine has become the only means for delivering patient care for many physician groups. As healthcare providers adapted to treating patients virtually, patients likewise adapted to disrupted routines. For those dependent on prescription medication to treat or manage a medical condition, “going to the pharmacy” was an errand replaced by curbside pickup, delivery service or mail order.

Necessity is the mother of adoption

With no other options, the physician-patient interaction went digital after years of discussion about the promise of telehealth. CMS approval of pilot hospital-at-home programs accelerated adoption further. These alternative care sites kept patients free from the risks of hospital-acquired infections and reserved empty beds for possible surges. Program results largely demonstrated that unchanged patient outcomes outside of the hospital se…

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Woodstock Sterile Solutions hires first CFO

Courtney Sanen

Woodstock, Ill.–based Woodstock Sterile Solutions has installed its first chief financial officer, Courtney Sanen. The blow-fill-seal contract development and manufacturing organization continues to build out its executive roster, hiring its first chief commercial officer, Bill Hartzel, in April. Hartzel was a former executive at Catalent Pharma Solutions.

“Woodstock Sterile Solutions is poised for growth over the coming years, and experience among our leadership team is critical to our future success,” said the company’s CEO, Paul Josephs, in a statement. “Courtney has an impressive track record in finance and contract manufacturing, and we are confident she will build on the success she has had throughout her career in her CFO role at Woodstock Sterile Solutions.”

The company sells its blow-fill-seal products to a range of pharmaceutical and healthcare companies for applications inclu…

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