Building The Pharma Supply Chain Of The Future
Worldwide Disruption Has Pushed Logistics To The Front And Centre Of The Pharma World
The worst of COVID-19’s disruption appears to be in the pharma supply chain’s rearview mirror, but logistics stakeholders still have a number of questions to answer and challenges to overcome as they attempt to become future-proof.
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Slew Of Challenges Calls For Revised Biopharma Playbook
While not immune to the impact of a storm of macroeconomic pressures, pharma companies have pulled through before, and they’ll do it again. However, this time around, the economic, geopolitical and internal cost and revenue pressures are unique and weathering the near-term turbulence will call for smart investment strategies that not only focus on quality assets, but that update companies to take advantage of new digital opportunities.
International Trade Groups Call For Regulators To Protect Off-Patent Industry From Inflation
Rising inflation has exacerbated pressures in the off-patent drug sector, prompting Medicines for Europe and the US Association for Accessible Medicines to call for regulatory intervention to ensure the long-term sustainability of the space.
Blame The ‘Hamsters’: Germany’s Paediatric Fever Medicine Shortage Worsens
An ongoing crisis in the availability of children's fever medicines in Germany is due to stockpiling – or “hamstering” – by pharmacists and wholesalers, says the country's medicines regulator. This is disputed by not just pharmacists and wholesalers, but also manufacturers, which blame Germany's fixed price system for reimbursable medicines, which includes OTC children's fever medicines. Nevertheless, the German government is seeking to address the real causes of the crisis with a new draft generics law, which is being welcomed by industry.