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The 2018 Distribution Management Conference and Expo highlights healthcare supply chain issues

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The 2018 Distribution Management Conference and Expo highlights healthcare supply chain issues

Between 4 and 7 March 2018 one of the biggest education event on healthcare supply chain will open their doors in Austin, Texas. The conference is co-hosted by Fight the Fakes partner the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW), and the Canadian Association for Pharmacy Distribution Management (CAPDM).

Among the more than 30 sessions, Fight the Fakes partner the Pharmaceutical Security Institute (PSI) will provide a key update on both domestic and global pharmaceutical counterfeiting issues and illicit activities in the pharmaceutical supply chain.

See the full schedule of the conference here.

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