In January 2009, five pharmaceutical quality professionals held a teleconference to launch Rx-360. We were called to action by one of the most significant crises the industry has ever faced: the illegal and unethical activities that are undermining supply chain integrity and in some cases have resulted in the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of the individuals we are trying to serve.
Aware of our common mission across industry – to serve patients -- the vision for Rx-360 was clear: to help assure patient safety by enhancing product quality and authenticity throughout the supply chain.
Nearly two years later, Rx-360 is making great progress. The consortium was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in June 2009 and now has over 50 member organizations, consisting of suppliers, professional organizations, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
In September 2010, Rx-360 received a positive advisory opinion from the United States Federal Trade Commission, allowing