6 must-reads for supply chain leaders this week

Here are six articles published by Becker's Hospital Review in the last seven days, featuring Express Scripts' addition of 64 drugs to its exclusion list, four thoughts on modernizing the supply chain from a Cardinal Health leader, four factors driving the supply chain shortage and more.

1. Express Scripts adds 64 drugs to exclusion list

Express Scripts will exclude 64 drugs from insurance coverage in 2018, including generic versions of Mylan's EpiPen.

2. Survey: 82% of drug, device execs say financial info most targeted asset in cyberattacks

Executives at medical device companies identified better technology as their most urgent cybersecurity need in a recent survey conducted by KPMG. 

3. 4 thoughts on modernizing the supply chain with a Cardinal Health leader

Supply chain modernization is key to maintaining a hospital's bottom line in today's evolving healthcare landscape.

4. 6 drugmakers who've earned orphan drug designation this year

The Food and Drug Administration's orphan drug designation aims to accelerate the development and approval of crucial medicines to treat rare diseases that affect fewer than 200,000 Americans.

5. Merck warns of drug delays after 'NotPetya' cyberattack: 3 things to know

June's worldwide cyberattack "NotPetya" forced Merck to halt drug production.

6. 4 factors driving the supply chain talent shortage

Companies are increasingly struggling to hire individuals with the right skill sets to run their supply chains.

More articles on supply chain: 
Express Scripts adds 64 drugs to exclusion list 
10 most-read supply chain stories in July 
FDA approves Quantel Medical's eye surgery device

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