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Rx-360 Welcomes Newest Observer Member IFPW

Rx-360 would like to welcome our newest member, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers. We asked IFPW several questions to better understand their position within the supply chain and the expectations they have of the consortium. We are happy to have IFPW as a collaborative member of Rx-360 and our mission to protect patient safety by sharing information and developing processes to improve the integrity of the health care supply chain. As always, you can contact IFPW and all member organizations through our Member Directory. Welcome to the consortium IFPW we look forward to working with you.

1. Can you tell us a little about your company or organization?

The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW) represents full-service pharmaceutical wholesalers, distributors and wholesaler associations in 26 countries and provides a strong, effective platform for dialog within the global pharmaceutical community. The association is dedicated to helping its members and stakeholders advance the safe, efficient and continuous access to pharmaceuticals worldwide through the promotion of good distribution practices and services.

2. What led you to join Rx-360?

Our own members’ involvement in Rx-360 and upon invitation to collaborate on a new audit pilot for wholesalers and distributors.

3. Which areas are you looking to get involved in with Rx-360? Perhaps, you have specific working groups that are of interest to your organization.

GDP pilot program and potential wholesaler and distributor audits; Fight the Fakes and or other efforts to combat falsified medicines; other programs relating to supply chain security or improving access to [safe] medicines.

4. How do you see the joint audit program supporting your organization?

If expanded or designed with a downstream focus our sector would be directly impacted in various markets and could benefit from more harmonized and efficient audit practices.

5. Is there something else you’d like to share with your new Rx-360 community or the public at large?

We look forward to collaborating with our Manufacturer colleagues and other stakeholders to ensure safe, efficient and effective healthcare supply chains for the ultimate benefit of patients and consumers.