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Getting Back to Our Roots:

During the past week I found myself reading an article from February 2017, titled Global Vigilance.  As I read the paper it really started to sink in why Rx-360 is in existence today and why the time is right for the organization to build upon its foundation that was set in place almost 10 years ago.

As an industry, whether its pharmaceuticals or medical devices we need to have a constant sense of urgency when it comes to supply change.  As technology evolves every day, so do opportunities for the supply chain to be infiltrated.  We cannot allow that to happen and risk patient safety.

In today’s workplace we can become very tunnel vision oriented.  It’s that mentality that puts us at risk.  Much like when Rx-360 began the only way to combat threats and develop best practices is to band together, share ideas, and be vigilant together, not in a silo.  It can’t just take a committed few, it needs an army.  A great quote from the Global Vigilance article, “Serving patients is a privilege, and that privilege comes with significant responsibilities.”  How many of you want to take on the responsibility?  Are you willing to take that challenge?  Are you willing to reach out and get others involved?

Rx-360 is an outlet for you and your organization to secure not only your supply chain but better the industry and impact patient safety.  We can do this worldwide, we can make a difference.   The definition of a consortium is, an association of two or more individuals, companies, organizations or governments (or any combination of these entities) with the objective of participating in a common activity or pooling their resources for achieving a common goal.    Rx-360 is an International Consortium and without our members we can’t positively impact patient safety.  For our current members, I encourage you to become more involved, spread the word within your organization.  For those of you who are still thinking about taking on the privilege and responsibility, the Rx-360 Consortium has room for you, and your ideas, don’t wait for the next “heparin tragedy”.

Special thanks to Martin Van Trieste for writing the article, “Global Vigilance”.  I encourage everyone to take the time to read the article.  Click Here to Read the Article