Special thanks to our Town Hall panel this week who provided great insight of how pharmaceutical suppliers have adapted to COVID-19.  Recognition and thanks to Rick Calabrese (Head of Quality Systems & Compliance, Sartorius), Christina Toth (Director, Global Relationship Management Biopharma Production) and Jennifer Goodman (Senior Director, Quality) from Avantor, and Greg Verni (Head of Quality Services) at MilliporeSigma.

Our next Town Hall will be Wednesday June 10th at 12:00pm EST and will feature Matthew Sample from AmerisourceBergen who will provide an industry perspective on the Drug Supply Chain Security Act.  To join this Town Hall, you may use the information below:

https://zoom.us/j/94329674448 Meeting ID: 943 2967 4448
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Meeting ID: 943 2967 4448
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aeoConykJP

We are also seeking speakers and topics for our upcoming virtual event focused on Supply Chain Security and Patient Safety in the Africa Region. This program is being done with the support of the Gates Foundation.  If you would like to be a speaker, please reach out to Jim Fries (jfries@rx-360.org).

Jim Fries will be presenting at the virtual CPhI China event upcoming on June 23rd at 4:00am EST or 16:00 (UTC + 8).  The talk will be around Best Practices in Remote Auditing During COVID-19 and Beyond..  The link to register is: https://www.pharmasources.com/vec/en/summit/detail/53

COVID-19 Alerts:

FDA Updates: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-june-4-2020

Special thanks to Rick Calabrese of Sartorius for sharing this article on the potential of a global glass shortage which could affect the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine:  https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-vaccine-glass-vial-shortage-could-delay-global-rollout-2020-5

Update on FDA and Foreign Safety Inspections: https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-20-626T?source=ra#summary

Thank you again and please don’t hesitate to reach out if Rx-360 can be of any help to you or your organization during this time.