Publications

White papers, e-books, articles, interviews, guidelines, standards and more

Thermal Profile Summer Packout Specialty Medications

Thermal Shipping Technologies: The Cold Hard Facts

Heat/Summer and Cold/Winter testing performed by an independent lab on the five most commonly used packaging technologies for specialty pharmacies medication shipments reveals possible gaps in the cold chain ... Read More
Zebra Technologies to Acquire Temptime Corporation

Zebra Technologies to Acquire Temptime Corporation

Zebra Technologies Corporation announced January 28, 2019 that it intends to acquire Temptime, advancing Zebra's integration of smart supplies into their Enterprise Asset Intelligence vision ... Read More
AIM & GS1 Introduce New Technical Specification

AIM & GS1 Introduce New Technical Specification

New sensor technical specification will provide universal method to interpret temperature threshold sensors, enhancing supply chain management and logistics ... Read More
Compliance Gaps Persist In the Vaccine Cold Chain

Compliance Gaps Persist In the Vaccine Cold Chain

Learn more about medication vulnerabilities to extreme temperatures, the Medication Error Reduction Plan (MERP) and the effects on patient safety in this article reprinted with permission from Pharmacy Practice News ... Read More
Temptime Unveils New Technology to Support Global Health Organizations with Medical Product Safety

Temptime Unveils New Technology to Support Global Health Organizations with Medical Product Safety

Temptime unveiled new technology that will expand the range and flexibility of the company’s Vaccine Vial Monitors (VVMs) ... Read More
Safeguarding the Integrity of Medications: Shipping Matters

Safeguarding the Integrity of Medications: Shipping Matters

In this white paper authored by USSC Pharmacist in Charge, Marlette Oelofsen, CSP, learn more about the testing performed and processes implemented for USSC's temperature sensitive medication shipments. Best practices are shared to assist other specialty pharmacies evaluating their own operations ... Read More
USP Chapter 1079 and EMS Accreditation: What you need to know

USP Chapter 1079 and EMS Accreditation: What you need to know

There are a variety of standards that EMS organizations can use to make sure they are up-to-date with industry best practices where safe temperatures are concerned. In this VUEPOINT we highlight what matters most about temperature monitoring for ambulances and other EMS vehicles as well as storage facilities like station refrigerators ... Read More
Medication Temperature Monitoring Tools

Medication Temperature Monitoring Tools

"With specialty pharmacy marking a growing component of community pharmacies’ business, inventory monitoring — particularly for specialty medications .. is becoming an added stressor for pharmacists." Hear more from Christopher Caulfield in this Q & A ... Read More
Key Issues in the Storage and Transportation of Temperature-Sensitive Medical Products

Key Issues in the Storage and Transportation of Temperature-Sensitive Medical Products

This e-book, authored by Mike Montana from Temptime, explores critical questions around key issues in the storage and transportation of temperature-sensitive medical products, including responsibility, regulations, customer satisfaction and safety ... Read More
How to Reduce Costs of Specialty Pharmacy Shipments and Increase Patient Satisfaction

How to Reduce Costs of Specialty Pharmacy Shipments and Increase Patient Satisfaction

The specialty pharmacy industry could reduce costs by $27.5 million annually (product and call center staff costs only) if visual temperature indicators were used as decision-making tools to determine if medicine should be used or returned... read more ... Read More