Plans call for board members of SBDA to form a new council within HDMA, the Specialty & Biotech Distribution Council, which will be charged with guiding the association's advocacy and industry relations on such issues as reimbursement, pedigree, and risk evaluation and mitigation strategies as they relate to specialty pharmaceutical distribution.
The rapid pace of change surrounding specialty pharmaceuticals and distribution services demands an energetic, nimble response," comments John Akscin, president of SBDA and vice president of government relations for McKesson Specialty Care Solutions.
But the board refused to consider the SBDA plan or even to discuss its privatization scheme.
SBDA President Carol Stevenson reports that more than 1,500 residents signed petitions supporting the drivers.
PAGSE commends those SBDAs that have adopted the guidelines formulated by the Council of Scientific and Technical Advisors (CSTA) with respect to the selection and evaluation of S&T projects (BEST and STEPS reports).
That the government establish government-wide standards for the transparent selection and evaluation of S&T projects in order to enhance the credibility of science undertaken by SBDAs.
The effectiveness of SBDAs and RSAs, however, has been diminished in recent years by the erosion of their A-base funding.
PAGSE commends those SBDAs that have adopted the guidelines formulated by the Council of Scientific and Technological Advisors (CSTA) with respect to the need for alignment of federal S&T with government issues and priorities (e.