It is “legislative madness” to allow reimportation in the US, according to the chair of EAASM who spoke at AAPS about Europe’s “porous supply chain” and how it could affect the standard of medicines in the States.
The FDA is calling for all drugs to be labelled using a standardised numerical identifier (SNI) similar to the one suggested in the delayed California e-Pedigree guidelines in a bid to tighten up supply chain security.
Batches of two fake blockbuster drugs are being recalled after
counterfeits made their way into the UK supply chain via parallel
distribution, adding fuel to the debate on the security of the
practice in the EU.
A UK-based technology company is part of a trio leading the way in
innovative supply chain solutions by combining real-time
temperature monitoring with a radio frequency identification (RFID)
tag for the pharmaceutical industry.
Shipping giant DHL has bagged a lucrative contract with pharma
giant Wyeth and become the first logistics provider to be given
complete responsibility for a company's worldwide clinical trial
A new radio frequency identification (RFID) chip has been developed
by Pliant and IBM that can not only track drug products through the
supply chain but also identify when a product has been tampered
The pharma industry's leading radio frequency identification (RFID)
vendors recently gathered to share expertise and evaluate the
potential of their RFID technologies in a living laboratory, in
their quest to produce a market...
Pfizer has issued another recall for packs of its blockbuster
cholesterol drug Lipitor after UK regulators found evidence of more
counterfeit product in the legitimate supply chain from a batch
whose withdrawal was supposed to have...
French-owned software firms Axway and Cyclone Commerce have joined
forces with US drug distribution firm McKesson to develop new and
cost-effective IT to support the pharma industry in its venture to
introduce item-level tracking...
The worldwide market for supply chain management (SCM) software is
tipped to grow 8.6 per cent a year to reach over $8.3m (€6.8m) in
2010, driven by the need to streamline supply chain processes and
The traditional adversarial relationship of wholesalers with
manufacturers must change to true partnership if both are to
achieve better profits and secure the integrity of the drug supply
chain, delegates of the annual general meeting...
Cardinal Health is about to embark on a first-of-its-kind
radiofrequency identification (RFID) tag pilot that tests the
viability of the new technology across the entire supply chain,
from item throughout to case and pallet level.
The European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers
(GIRP) has outlined measures it is taking to keep counterfeit
medicines out of the legitimate supply chain while urging
pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacists...
A pilot project aimed at combating pharmaceutical fraud using a
combination of radiofrequency identification (RFID) tagging and bar
coding, set up by UK firm Aegate last November, has come to a close
and the results should be made...
Companies in the European life sciences industry could save
significant sums of money, up to 5 per cent of turnover in some
cases, by considering tax implications in their supply chain
strategy, according to a report from consultants...
A pilot study organised by Accenture to explore the value of
implementing radiofrequency identification (RFID) and electronic
product code (EPC) technology in the pharmaceutical industry has
concluded that there are numerous benefits.