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NBC News story investigates safety of mail-order medication

NBC News Investigates the Safety of At-Home Medication Delivery

Delivering medication by postal or shipping service is convenient for your patients - but there are some risks with exposure to extreme temperatures. Learn more in this video ... Read More
Dr. Umit Kartoglu, VVM author and WHO scientist

Overcoming Logistical Challenges for Distributing COVID-19 Vaccines

Scholarly article explores solutions for ensuring ‘last mile’ efficacy of critical COVID-19 vaccines once they become available in shipping to ensure wide distribution and minimize wastage. Introduction by Umit Kartoglu, MD, DPH ... Read More
An S-400 wireless sensor in a medical container with vials

CAAS and CAMTS Accreditation: How USP Good Distribution Practices Come into Play

For EMS organizations working toward accreditation – learn more in this post about procedures and tools for monitoring the temperature of medication in storage and vehicles ... Read More
The Why and How of Monitoring Medication Onboard EMS Vehicles

The Why and How of Monitoring Medication Onboard EMS Vehicles

Learn more about proper temperature ranges for medication and how to continually monitor temperatures to be assured that it remains effective and stable life-saving treatment of patients ... 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
PQ performance qualification packout evaluation for specialty pharmacy medication shipments

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

In late 2019, URAC revised its standards for specialty and mail-order pharmacies, including new requirements around PQ testing. Learn more about the phases and process of PQ testing ... Read More
Temperature monitoring of pharmacy medication distribution

Central Pharmacies and Drug Supply Chain Management

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

A Celebration of VVM

On December 19, 2019, Temptime welcomed 'VVM heroes' and hosted a book signing for author Dr. Umit Kartoglu ... Read More
URAC v 4.0 is Here – Changes to Performance Qualification Testing

URAC v 4.0 is Here – Changes to Performance Qualification Testing

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 ... Read More
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