In an effort, to provide resources to the Rx-360 Membership, during this time we will work hard to provide email alerts regarding COVID-19 and its effect on Supply Chain Security and Patient Safety. As a Member of Rx-360 you are invited to share any updates or alerts that you believe would be helpful to the Consortium. Simply send those items to Jim Fries (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will post immediately, as we understand that this a very fluid and ever-changing environment, we are in. All email updates will also be posted in a new section on our website that can be accessed through the banner headline at www.rx-360.org.
Please stay tuned for a separate announcement regarding a COVID-19 Supply Chain Security and Patient Safety Online Town Hall that we will be hosting, featuring Anthony Orosz, Assistant Director, Pharmaceutical CEE, for the United States Customs and Border Protection. Anthony will be able to share some of his experiences regarding supply chain events since COVID-19 and how his department is handling these new challenges. The Town Hall will take place Thursday, March 26th at 10:00am EST. Details will be forthcoming.
Some initial resources and alerts we wanted to provide for you are:
- TAPA has put together a great Toolkit that provides links to key resources for COVID-19. Thanks to our Charles Morton at Merck for recommending, and Cindy Rosen from TAPA allowing us to share it with you. The Toolkit can be accessed at, https://www.tapaonline.org/covid-19-toolbox
- The FDA is doing a great job posting updates daily. Those updates can be accessed through, https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-issues/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
- Although FDA Food Related, this press release yesterday regarding auditing of food sources and disruptions was very informative and potential precursor information. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-issues-temporary-policy-for-fsma-onsite-audit-requirements-301025849.html
Thank you again for being part of the Rx-360 Consortium. We will continue these updates as a resource to you, and again feel free to contribute, by send any information directly to Jim Fries at email@example.com, for immediate dissemination.