Author | Michael Kleinrock

Michael Kleinrock is Research Director, IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.


Supply Chain Integration or Bust… or Both


The recent formation of three mega supply-chain purchasing groups (Walgreen’s-AllianceBoots-AmerisourceBergen-Rite-Aid, McKesson-Celesio, CVS-Cardinal) denotes a shift in the balance of power between wholesalers, chains, generic pharmaceutical companies and branded pharma companies.