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Phase 1 PPQ Flow Diagram

Are your packages keeping their cool when they need to?

Whether for URAC compliance, network participation or ongoing quality assurance — third-party Package Performance Qualification (PPQ) delivers. Learn how it works in this infographic ... Read More
Phase 1 PPQ Flow Diagram

Are your packages keeping their cool when they need to?

Whether for URAC compliance, network participation or ongoing quality assurance — third-party Package Performance Qualification (PPQ) delivers. Learn how it works in this infographic ... Read More

Central Pharmacies and Drug Supply Chain Management

May 6th, 2020 by

An essential part of delivering quality patient care is making sure that medication remains within the appropriate temperature range to maintain its efficacy.

A Celebration of VVM

January 28th, 2020 by

On December 19, 2019, Temptime welcomed ‘VVM heroes’ and hosted a book signing for author Dr. Umit Kartoglu.

URAC v 4.0 is Here – Changes to Performance Qualification Testing

December 31st, 2019 by

URAC v 4.0 has expanded on requirements around Performance Qualification (PQ) testing. Read more about the two key differences that may affect your medication shipment practices.

Improper Storage of Vaccines Reduces Their Effectiveness

March 27th, 2019 by

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

The Impact of Poor Handling of Temperature-Sensitive Medications

March 12th, 2019 by

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.

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

March 5th, 2019 by

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.

Thermal Shipping Technologies: The Cold Hard Facts

February 11th, 2019 by

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.

Zebra Technologies to Acquire Temptime Corporation

January 28th, 2019 by

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.

AIM & GS1 Introduce New Technical Specification

January 23rd, 2019 by

New sensor technical specification will provide universal method to interpret temperature threshold sensors, enhancing supply chain management and logistics.

Compliance Gaps Persist In the Vaccine Cold Chain

November 29th, 2018 by

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.

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

September 17th, 2018 by

Temptime unveiled new technology that will expand the range and flexibility of the company’s Vaccine Vial Monitors (VVMs).

Safeguarding the Integrity of Medications: Shipping Matters

May 4th, 2018 by

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.

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

March 23rd, 2018 by

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.

Medication Temperature Monitoring Tools

December 3rd, 2017 by

“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