Refrigerator monitoring for cold chain drugs is one of the main essentials for insuring efficacy and safety of the drugs stored within these units, and a compliance requirement from the FDA, CDC, WHO, etc.
When we use the word Smart and couple this with Solutions, then add in the term Last Mile, or Patient Mile, it seems everything you read has either a different solution, or interpretation related to the need!
The ICH and other globally focused organizations are working diligently to introduce more consolidated forms of quality regulations, like the ICH Q10, for the management of the quality of drugs related to cold chain distribution and drug security.
According to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, “Nearly 40 percent of the drugs Americans take are imported, and nearly 80 percent of the active ingredients in the drugs in the American market come from overseas sources.” The World Health Organization estimates that "Of the approximately 4 billion prescriptions written in the U.S. in 2011, 40 million were likely fraudulent."
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