GS1 revs track/trace engine; Lean vs. innovation;

> This week marks the start of a GS1 "test engine" effort to help pharma and healthcare companies prep for upcoming drug track-and-trace requirements. Article

> True or false? Lean techniques, while valuable in manufacturing, supply chain, and other work involving formal processes, are detrimental to innovation. Article

> Notification workflow software is making its way to the regulated realm of drug making. Article

> The London-based International Society of Pharmacovigilance has named its next president: Alex Dodoo, president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana. Article

> The $799 Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing Industry report notes 11 percent constant annual growth over the past three years and a large dependency on personal consumption. Announcement