2014 Biopharma cold-chain forecast

Fig. 1. Overall trend for biopharma and biopharma cold-chain product sales. Maintaining a secure “cold chain” through the storage, handling and transportation of temperature-sensitive drugs, vaccines and blood products assures product quality and integrity for the benefit of the patient, […]

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2014 Product Security Report

Fig. 1. What the US is avoiding? The fragmented serialization framework of EU countries will change as the Falsified Medicines directive takes effect. Source: EFPIA With the passage of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) last November, there’s a […]

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2014 HDMA Distribution Management Conference

DQSA—the Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013, handling product recalls and product safety, DEA compliance for controlled-substances distribution, and specialty pharmacy trends all take center stage at this year’s HDMA meeting (March 9-12, Palm Desert, CA). The meeting brings […]

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Cargo theft of pharmaceuticals continues to fall in the US

Cargo theft—usually, hijacking the trailers involved in ground transportation, but also warehouse intrusions and last-mile stickups of store deliveries—is a constant worry of transportation managers, including those in healthcare products. The Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC; www.pcscpharma.com), an all-volunteer group […]

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