Category Archives: Supply Chain

IOM: Curb Fake Meds through Track-and-Trace, but Forget "Counterfeits"

A new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has drawn a lot of attention to the public health dangers of falsified and substandard medicines around the world. The aim is to build support for a range of activities that can limit the spread of fake medicines in the U.S. and help developing nations strengthen […]
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Pharma: Get Ready for the New Supply Chains

New pharma supply chains, where chill control and traceability challenges will be far more critical, will emerge over the next decade, So it’s time, argues Julian Mosquera, for the industry to upgrade its capabilities. The pharmaceuticals industry is undergoing major disruption and every comparative benchmark indicates that the sector needs to make a step change […]
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A Simple Plan (to Save US Pharma Manufacturing)

Fernando Muzzio and Mauricio Futran propose a plan to turn around pharmaceutical manufacturing in the US. Pharmaceutical manufacturing in the US is in rapid decline. Higher regulatory standards for efficacy and safety, among other reasons, have led to a significant level of difficulty in replacing “blockbusters” developed in the 1980s and 1990s that are now […]
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CDER Addresses 'Challenges of Globalization' With a New Office

In recognition of the difficulties presented by a rapidly expanding global drug market, FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) has created a new office “dedicated to addressing the challenges of globalization and an increasingly complex drug supply chain,” according to memo sent by CDER director Janet Woodcock. The new “Office of Drug Security, […]
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Europe Unites Over Counterfeiting

Imitation may the sincerest form of flattery, but it isn’t always welcome. Particularly when the imitations are fakes through and through. That explains why Europe’s new rules to combat counterfeit medicines are winning such widespread applause, says Reflector. It isn’t customary for European Union legislation to win backing from all sides. Usually, there’s a large […]
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