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Florida Prescription Drug Crackdown Extends to Drug Chain Walgreen

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Our readers with association to the pharmaceutical and drug industry may recall that in mid-February  both major drug distributor Cardinal Health and drug chain CVS pharmacy had certain southern Florida facilities temporarily shut down. Four pharmacies located in the Sanford Florida area suspected of selling “staggering” volumes of the controlled drug oxycodone lead to strong […]


Delta Airlines Looking to Practice Vertical Integration of its Supply Chain

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Of late, Supply Chain Matters has provided a number of commentaries concerning a trend toward more vertical integration of a firm’s supply chain components.  The context has been industry specific, or the notion of closed vs. an open supply chain.  Some examples are Hon Hai Precision for the former, and Hyundai Motor for the latter. […]


More Reaction to Apple’s Labor and Supply Chain Visibility Developments

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The business and supply chain management community has had time to reflect on the recent announcement of labor violations discovered by the Fair Labor Association in audits of Apple’s massive Foxconn contract manufacturing facilities. As can be expected, the responses vary in perspectives. Labor rights advocates feel that Apple’s efforts demand constant scrutiny. Other business […]