Annual industry ranking and forecast
Environmental goals move up the agenda for pharma and its partners. Digital tools grow in importance and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt supply chains and regulatory procedures.
HHS agencies look to build on COVID-19 experience by developing quicker public/private responses to pandemics and supply chain threats.
Pharmaceutical companies are ratcheting up voluntary efforts to control discharges of antimicrobials from their plants and those of their active pharmaceutical ingredient suppliers so they won’t contribute to antimicrobial resistance. But will it be enough to fend off regulation in countries like India?
Aside from a few high-profile exceptions, the biopharma industry supply chain has remained secure and resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic, outperforming retail and consumer goods. Chip Davis, Jr., head of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance, spoke with In Vivo about the need for a long-term industrial policy for drug manufacturing, real-time data-sharing and transparency in the supply chain, and minimizing disruptions.
FDA officials outline the impact of using alternative tools to assess manufacturing facilities amid COVID-19 and share key experiences around these, including with remote interactive evaluations.
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