The Cold, Hard Facts: What You Need To Know About Thermal Shipping TechnologiesSource: LoJack SCI, Inc.
By Gary M. Hutchinson, President, Modality Solutions
This paper presents highlights from a thermal performance study conducted by Modality Solutions LLC. The study examined the performance of five shipping technologies commonly used by specialty pharmacies to transport high-value refrigerated specialty medicines against an industry accepted temperature profile standard.
Specialty pharmacies provide a specialized, comprehensive system of pharmacological care to patients with serious, chronic conditions and complex disease states. Their business is the management and distribution of high-cost, high-value medicines that are not available through retail pharmacies. Unlike retail pharmacies, specialty pharmacies perform a broader range of services including more complex benefits investigation and prior authorization requirements, education/counseling services, patient assistance and compliance/ persistence programs, and often serve as care coordinator and hub for patient interactions.