Publications

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Improper Storage of Vaccines Reduces Their Effectiveness

Improper Storage of Vaccines Reduces Their Effectiveness

Recent news in the United States about vaccines and an outbreak of measles in Washington has drawn national attention to the topic. Here we share an article from USA Today ... Read More
Medical products being boxed up on a conveyor belt

The Impact of Poor Handling of Temperature-Sensitive Medications

This collection of articles focuses on the impact of “poor handling” on temperature-sensitive medications and biologic products in the hospital or pharmacy, during transport and in patients’ homes ... Read More
Mail-Order Meds NPR Story

News Story: Making the Case for Visual Indicators in “Mail-Order” Meds

Delivering medication to a patient’s home is a win-win. But patients do have concerns, as highlighted in this recent news article from NPR ... Read 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