posts tagged with Pharmaceuticals

Speedy Support from FedEx for Sandy Relief Gets Big Thank You from Direct Relief

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Earlier this month I participated in the Partners for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD) conference sponsored by FedEx and hosted by Direct Relief. Direct Relief is one of four major relief organizations with which FedEx works year round. They are the only NGO licensed to distribute pharmaceuticals in all 50 US States. Pharmaceutical companies donate product to them and they use the products to help a network of more than a thousand health clinics serve disadvantaged people across the US. They also provide medicines and medical supplies to NGOs around the world.

The Impact of FedEx on the Healthcare and Life Sciences Industries

...the very nature of the products themselves is changing, including complex medical devices, customized medicine based on a person’s own physiology, and drugs that use more sophisticated molecules. The very nature of medicine is evolving; therefore the regulatory environment is becoming more stringent due to concerns about the efficacy and durability of these commodities. Temperature requirements are becoming tighter, and, while this is relatively easy to manage for inventory at rest, it is exponentially more complex to manage for inventory that is in motion—traversing entire oceans and continents...