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Managing IT Outsourcing Alongside M&A

By Eric Newmark

When a company, division, or department first gets involved with outsourcing, adopting it is as much a psychological shift as it is operational. Shifting culture and employee attitudes to accept the outsourcing dynamic is always the first obstacle, followed by the even greater challenge of agreeing to the right deal, for the right term, at the right price. Setting the right initial baseline, service levels,  and incentive metrics can be difficult, since in the beginning most companies don’t know

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Can We Anticipate Drug Combination Adverse Events?

By Dr. Alan S. Louie

Despite FDA testing requirements intended to determine the effectiveness and safety of drugs outside of compounding interferences/influences, the management of patients in the real world increasingly requires multiple concurrent medications to address the concurrent medical conditions that may be present in a patient.  This complex situation is expected to grow in the United States as the overall population ages.  A recent study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association highlight

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