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Maintaining Integrity Across the Life Sciences Supply Chain

Posted by Patrice Farrell on Jul 17, 2015 4:19:25 PM

According to a recent supplement of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, between 9 and 41 percent of medications in a sample of 16,800 drugs fell short of meeting quality standards. In an industry whose offerings include lifesaving drugs, substandard products put the public health at risk—and the stakes couldn’t be higher. In a foreword to the supplement, former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg writes, “Substandard and falsified medical products pose significant risks to global health with potentially devastating and far-reaching consequences.” The crux of the problem is a lack of visibility along the supply chain, which can lead to these vulnerabilities.

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Topics: counterfeits, dsi, life sciences, life sciences supply chain, pharmaceuticals, Solutions, supply chain, supply chain integrity

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