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Distributors Leading the Way in the Next Phase of COVID-19

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Since the emergence of COVID-19, HDA members have used their extensive distribution networks, logistics expertise and experience in rising to the challenge of previous public health crises to respond to the pandemic. From managing unique inventory demands associated with the first hotspots, to ensuring providers have access to new treatments, to the preparation and ultimate distribution of vaccines once they are approved, distributors have closely collaborated with the federal and state governments each step of the way.

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DSCSA, the 2023 Requirements and EPCIS

Posted by Anita T. Ducca

Since the enactment of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act in 2013, members of the pharmaceutical supply chain have undertaken efforts to meet each of the major milestones contained within the statute’s 10-year timeline to further secure the safety of the products being distributed. The industry’s progress to 2023 interoperability was top of mind as supply chain and other stakeholders came together at HDA’s recent Traceability Online Seminar.

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A Conversation About Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19

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On October 27, HDA and The Hill brought together policymakers, leaders in the pharmaceutical industry and public health experts to discuss the supply chain’s response during COVID-19. In conversation with Steve Clemons, Editor-in-Chief of The Hill, speakers provided key insights on ensuring the strength and resilience of the pharmaceutical supply chain during this unprecedented crisis. Below are five takeaways from the dialogue.

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The First 90 Days of COVID-19: Lessons Learned

Posted by Chester "Chip" Davis, Jr.

The emergence of COVID-19 marked the beginning of a public health crisis the scale of which we have never seen. Amid this unprecedented challenge, the pharmaceutical supply chain — powered by distributors — quickly adapted and adjusted to the global pandemic, protecting the steady supply of critical, lifesaving medicines to hospitals, pharmacies, providers and patients.

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Five Things to Know: Pharmaceutical Distributors and Vaccine Distribution

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The successful development of COVID-19 vaccines will mark a groundbreaking step in our fight against the pandemic. However, the massive demand for approved vaccines and therapies as they come to market will require extensive coordination across the pharmaceutical supply chain and with the public sector.

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