In less than 18 months, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) will reach its final milestone, culminating a 10-year implementation process across the healthcare supply chain. To help manufacturers and distributors prepare for interoperable data exchange, HDA, along with technical expertise from distributor- and manufacturer-member task force participants, has published new guidelines and other resources with the latest information and best practices.
Each June, Pride Month recognizes the spirit and contributions of the LGBTQIA+ community. It also serves as an opportunity to reinforce our industry’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and to ensure the health and vitality of the communities we serve.
The global supply chain continues to face scrutiny, with port backups and product shortages grabbing headlines. However, as Chuck Forsaith, Vice President and Founder of HDA’s Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC), shared in a recent episode of the Pharmacy Crossroads podcast, there is another supply chain risk impacting trading partners throughout the healthcare distribution industry — which HDA’s PCSC has been diligently tracking and working to combat. Pharmacy Crossroads, hosted by pharmacy industry veteran Bruce Kneeland, provides an insider voice for the community pharmacy industry and is a member of the Pharmacy Podcast Network.
Texas-based Authentix, which provides authentication services to a range of sectors, launched in 2003 with a few dozen employees and a modest, but loyal customer base. These devoted customers, many of whom have worked with the company for nearly 20 years, are the foundation upon which this HDA-member service provider has grown into a global company with more than 400 staff and operations on five continents.