Up to 40% of the drug supply of some countries in Africa could be #fakemeds
On 26- 29 June, Rx360 is heading to Memphis, United States to discuss supply chain security at a conference on ‘Protecting Patient Safety in the Global Marketplace.
The event is organised by the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (UTHSC), with support from different Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) bodies responsible for regulatory harmonization and medical products quality across APEC countries. Together, they will launch the Center of Excellence for Global Medical Product Quality & Supply Chain Security Training Program at the end of June.
Rx360 will make its mark by presenting the topic of track & trace in the supply chain. A secure supply chain at every level prevents fake medicines from infiltrating the legitimate supply chain and therefore helps to ensures that genuine medicines reach patients.
Member economies of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation are highly impacted by the international movement of falsified medicine. This issue will be addressed by regulators, industry stakeholders, representatives from non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and academics from across the globe in the framework of the programme and the conference.