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."
DeltaTrak’s ThermoTrace TTI Time-Temperature Indicator Label has recently been selected as a finalist for the 2015 R&D 100 Award in the Process/Prototyping category for supply chain management/operations, by a panel of independent judges and editors from R&D Magazine.
The produce industry is getting prepped for the release of the final phase of the Food and Drug Administration’s Preventive Controls for Human Food ruling. Going forward, you’ll be seeing an increase of innovative applications being used throughout the food distribution chain; all aimed at reducing the loss of product during storage or in-transit.
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