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  Rx-360 News

  13 April 2009

 In This Edition

Upcoming Topics

    • Rx-360's Monitoring Process 
    • Perfection is the Enemy of Good
    • Patient Safety is Not a Competitive Advantage


Upcoming Events


04/20/09  2009 PDA Annual Meeting 
06/01/09 - 06/04/09 ISPE Washington Conference
06/05/09  Rx-360 Formal Launch Meeting
06/15/09 2009 PDA/FDA Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical Ingredient Supply Chain Consortium

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help.jpgSelecting and Quailfying Suppliers: How Rx-360 Can Help

The selection of a supplier and ongoing qualification of suppliers is one of the most important tasks a manufacturer can undertake to assure high quality products for the patients they serve.

Today, the amount of data that most Quality, Supply Chain and Procurement executives have available to them to make such decisions is not very robust.  This dilemma is one faced by a number of industries, not just the biotech, pharmaceutical and generic industries.

Knowing this, Rx-360 wanted to learn if these other industries have discovered a better model for vendor selection and qualification. The answers we found were amazing.

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White Paper: Understanding Vulnerabilities in the Biotech Chemical Supply Chain

This white paper, produced by Doe & Ingalls of North Carolina, discusses the need for biotech manufacturers to understand all aspects of the chemical supply chain, specifically their position as an end user of the chemicals industry, in order to anticipate and mitigate risks in the supply chain.

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New Feature on Rx-360.org: See the Latest Reports on Couterfeits and the Supply Chain


For the latest news on counterfeits and the supply chain, go to our website, www.Rx-360.org.  At the bottom of the homepage, you’ll find a new world map showing where recent counterfeit news has been reported and provides an overview of the news.


Visit Us at the 2009 PDA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV

Rx-360 will be participating in the exhibition at the PDA Annual Meeting the week of April 20, in Las Vegas, NV. Be sure to stop by the booth and say hi! 

For more information on the meeting, click here.  

"Illicit: The Dark Trade" Premieres This Week on PBS

Illicit: The Dark Trade is a new National Geographic Special, based on the bestselling book, Illicit, by Dr. Moisés Naím, acclaimed editor of Foreign Policy magazine. The film reveals how hidden criminal networks cost untold numbers of jobs, kill and maim thousands of people and breed violence and corruption. The film also focuses on the role technology plays in both enabling and disabling illicit trade, and raises questions about whether authorities have coherent strategies to combat this new phenomenon.

Click here for more information and local show times.

Get More Information on DCAT Week Held Last Month

Click here to view the presentations from DCAT Week. Speakers included:

  • Tom Biel, SAFC’s VP of Quality, presented a supplier’s perspective
  • Matt Anderson, Baxter’s Director of Global Supplier Quality, presented lessons learned from the Heparin Contamination Event 
  • Katherine Eban, author of “Dangerous Doses,” discussed how criminals have infiltrated the drug wholesale business 
  • FDA’s Deb Autor, CDER’s Director of Compliance and Rick Friedman, CDER’s Director of Division of Manufacturing & Product Quality presented the challenges of globalization, the risks of globalization and regulatory perspective associated with Globalization 
  • Martin VanTrieste, presented how Rx-360 could facilitate dealing with these challenges and risks in a collaborative manner that would implement solutions faster than if individual firms work independently to solve these issues.

Get More Information on DCAT Week Held Last Month


Get Involved Today!  Become a Member

Only Rx-360 members can participate in these opportunities to develop your own technical and managerial skills while providing value to the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries.  Your Rx-360 membership opens doors for your participation in:

• Committees
• Task Forces
• Advisory Boards
• Chapter Leadership

If interested, please send an email to [email protected]

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