New Vaccine Vial Monitor Resources

Interested in knowing more on Vaccine Vial Monitors (VVM)? Shared post by Jon Pearman, TechNet-21 The page is mainly designed for vaccinators and supply chain managers. Check it out, and don't hesitate to ask your questions here should you have ...
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Dr. Umit Kartoglu, VVM author and WHO scientist

Overcoming Logistical Challenges for Distributing COVID-19 Vaccines

With the leading manufacturers announcing early successes in the development of a vaccine against COVID-19, the world began to see a small glimmer of hope at the endof what’s proven to be a long and dark tunnel. Public health experts ...
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PQ performance qualification packout evaluation for specialty pharmacy medication shipments

Summer is Coming – Now is the Time to Start Planning for Biannual PPQ Testing

This has certainly been a strange time as we all learn new ways to work. In some ways it feels as if time is standing still – yet, specialty and mail order pharmacies may find they are busier than ever ...
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Temperature monitoring of pharmacy medication distribution

Central Pharmacies and Drug Supply Chain Management

Many healthcare organizations and hospitals today are moving to centralized pharmacy operations. That’s because centralizing drug distribution can help reduce costs and improve efficiency – freeing up resources to focus on other projects and initiatives. It can also help ensure ...
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URAC v 4.0 is Here – Changes to Performance Qualification Testing

In late 2019, URAC revised its Specialty Pharmacy standard to v 4.0.  While there were a number of updates, one in particular could have a major impact on your operations.  P-OPS 8: Distribution requires that: “Shipments are packaged to maintain temperature ...
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Medical products being boxed up on a conveyor belt

The Impact of Poor Handling of Temperature-Sensitive Medications

Following is a collection of scholarly articles shared with us by David B. Volkin, PhD., Pharmaceutical Chemistry Professor at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, who has both academic and industry experience with temperature exposures of temperature-sensitive healthcare products ...
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Thermal Profile Summer Packout Specialty Medications

Thermal Shipping Technologies: The Cold Hard Facts

Summary Several years ago, we asked an independent testing lab to source the five most commonly used packaging technologies used by specialty pharmacies and evaluate their performance against a commonly used testing standard and the packaging manufacturer's own claims.  In ...
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Zebra Technologies to Acquire Temptime Corporation

Acquisition extends Zebra’s supplies portfolio and advances Enterprise Asset Intelligence vision LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. and MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. – Jan. 28, 2019 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that ...
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AIM & GS1 Introduce New Technical Specification

News & Press from Advancing Identification Matters (AIM): 17 January 2019 Learn more in this Press Release from AIM, about a new sensor technical specification that will provide a universal method to interpret temperature threshold sensors used to enhance supply ...
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Safeguarding the Integrity of Medications: Shipping Matters

WHITE PAPER Best Practices and Lessons Learned from US Specialty Care By Marlette Oelofsen, CSP, Pharmacist in Charge, US Specialty Care Specialty pharmacies provide service and support to patients with complex medical conditions throughout the country. Along with this privilege ...
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