Publications

White papers, e-books, articles, interviews, guidelines, standards and 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
Clinical Temperature Management of Blood Products

Clinical Temperature Management of Blood Products

In this article by Transfusion Medicine Fellow, Dr. Robert A. DeSimone, he shares his experience with a small pilot study conducted at the New York Blood Center and answers critical questions about the 30-minute rule, risks and benefits of blood reissue, and more ... Read More
Packaging and Temperature Indicator Selection for Pharmacy Pack-Outs

Packaging and Temperature Indicator Selection for Pharmacy Pack-Outs

This whitepaper explores the last mile of shipment between a specialty pharmacy and the patient’s mailbox - the most hazardous leg of a medication’s journey along the whole cold chain - and what can be done with packaging, time-temperature indicators, and more ... Read More