Despite advances across the supply chain, biological pharmaceutical drugs vulnerable throughout the last mile – the final supply chain leg of pharmaceutical products to healthcare providers and patients – due to their temperature-sensitive nature.
Your cold chain is about more than just protecting and delivering temperature-sensitive products. It is about caring for the lives affected by those products and protecting the environment we all share. Although many organizations still consider it challenging to find a packaging solution that is sustainable, affordable and operationally efficient for cold chain distribution, Cardinal Health knows differently.
Increasing global regulations have led to greater scrutiny of the supply chain process including packaging, temperature monitoring, and logistics services.
At the end of a complex pharmaceutical supply chain, a product has seen many forms, labs, cities, containers, boxes, docks, trucks, storage facilities, data loggers and finally one patient. If the product is temperature controlled, how do you know it’s been kept in correct temperature and quality conditions from source of APIs, to manufacture, through multiple legs of distribution to patient? Many companies today haven’t asked themselves this question yet. But the regulators are.
Perhaps, unfortunately, this scenario is all too familiar: You arrive at work on Monday morning and hear an alarm sounding from your refrigerator. You walk over to your fridge to check the chart recorder and see abnormal spikes on the paper graph, but a detailed analysis by quality control personnel is required to take any action whatsoever. You find out that the chart doesn’t show enough data for a quality-based decision, so the product inside has to be discarded. Panic sets in. The monetary value of the supplies pales in comparison to the fact that patients today are relying on the medicine inside.
Over the past decade the world market for pharmaceuticals has nearly doubled, reaching a total value of approximately $1 trillion. While the industry will continue to develop, its days of consistent high growth appear to be over – a casualty of multiple factors, including healthcare spending cost control efforts, the demise of the ‘blockbuster’ drug and the rise of generics.
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