Who We Are

The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.


Non-Adherence: The Cost of Not Taking Your Medicine

New York, NY, April 21, 2017 — Jane E. Brody writes in her Well column in The New York Times that there is an out-of-control epidemic in the United States that costs more and affects more people than any disease Americans currently worry about. It’s called nonadherence to prescribed medications, and it is — potentially, at least — 100 percent preventable by the very individuals it afflicts.

The numbers are staggering. “Studies have consistently shown that 20 percent to 30 percent of medication prescriptions are never filled, and that approximately 50 percent of medications for chronic disease are not taken as prescribed,” according to a review in Annals of Internal Medicine. Continue reading

Event: Somerset Co. Business Partnership and HINJ to Host Workplace Wellness Workshop November 9; Focus on Medication Adherence

BWorkforce Healthy 2ridgewater, NJ, October 24, 2016 — The Somerset County Business Partnership, in collaboration with the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) and Healthier Somerset, will present “Achieve a Healthier, More Productive Workforce: The Value of Medication Adherence” on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

The session will take place at the New Jersey Center for Excellence, 1041 US Highway 202/206 in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

The event is an element of the Business Partnership’s Workplace Wellness initiative that provides public and private sector employers and employees the information and resources necessary to reduce costs, decrease employee turnover, and improve productivity. Continue reading

Express Scripts: The Cost of Not Taking Medications as Prescribed Is $330 Billion

Washington, DC, September 24, 2015 ― Elizabeth O’Brien reports in MarketWatch that pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts’ 2014 Drug Trend Report found that prescription non-adherence costs the US roughly $330 billion a year in unnecessary medical complications.  The report breaks down adherence by ailment, and the numbers are startling.

While people sometimes scrimp on medications to save money, this can lead to bigger health problems with bigger price tags, like a trip to the emergency room.

The Express Scripts 2014 Drug Trend Report breaks down adherence by ailment, and the numbers are startling. Continue reading