Eric Palmer

Eric Palmer
Eric Palmer
Senior Editor

Eric Palmer is a business and technology journalist with more than three decades of prize-winning experience as a reporter and editor with daily, weekly, monthly and online publications. He was healthcare reporter for The Kansas City Star before becoming deputy business editor for the daily newspaper. He spent 8 years as editor of The Kansas City Business Journal, which had a strong emphasis on the healthcare industry. He is an avid fly fisherman, cooks and collects wine, and likes to travel with his family. Eric is based in Kansas City and can be reached at [email protected]

Stories by Eric Palmer

Coca-Cola, software aid HIV drug deliveries

Coke, along with consultant Accenture, teamed up to share logistics expertise with the Medical Stores Department (MSD) in Tanzania, The Daily Beast reports. Out of the two-year partnership has come a program that has cut delivery times from 30 days to 5 and gotten HIV drugs to 80% of those who seek them, a more than 50% improvement.

FDA gets job of ensuring clinical trials reported correctly

According to a posting today in theFederal Register, the FDA, which reports to HHS, now must determine whether there was any required clinical trial information that hasn't been submitted and give the "responsible party" 30 days to get the data into the federal clinical trials registry.

FDA seeks ways to boost antibacterial drug pipeline

While it is not mentioned in the announcement, the drug-resistant superbug that has now killed 7 people infected at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center had to be on the mind of FDA officials when they decided to form a task force to help push antibacterial drug development.