Supply Chain

When is an airline a critical part of the healthcare system?

When is an airline a critical part of the healthcare system? When countries—such as Ethiopia—must import life-saving medicines.

If you ask people about what it takes to ensure medicines quality, most answers focus on how a medicine is manufactured. But there’s more to the story. The conditions under which medicines are transported and stored also have a critical role in medicines quality. This role is all the more urgent when the lives of mothers and children are at stake.

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Safeguarding the Global Supply of Medicines Including Biologics

Safeguarding the Global Supply of Medicines Including Biologics

Today, many critical, life-saving medicines go through a complex global supply chain before ever reaching the patient. USP’s public standards play important roles throughout that supply chain. Learn more.

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Our Concerns Regarding Congressional Proposal to Discard Public Quality and Safety Standards for Biologics

Biologics Standards Proposal

For a hundred years, federal law has required that all drugs adhere to public quality standards—part of ensuring safety and protecting the public’s health. Language that would exempt biologics, including biosimilars, from adhering to the same public quality standards as other prescription medicines was recently added to the FDA and NIH Workforce Authorities Modernization Act. Learn about the potential impact this biologics quality exemption may have on competition, product development, and the public's confidence in biologics and biosimilars.

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