May 8, 2020 Update

Below you will find updates and alerts for May 8th, 2020.  We hope you continue to be safe and healthy.  Thank you very much to Peggy Speight, Jose Santiago, and Bill Cope from JNJ, our guest’s on yesterday’s Town Hall.  The topic was Remote Auditing During COVID-19 and Beyond.  https://rx-360.org/resources/webinar/rx-360-town-hall-meeting-remote-audits-during-covid-19-beyond/ Peggy had also asked that I pass along her information (pspeight@its.jnj.com) for anyone who had follow up questions or comments.  As a reminder, all of the Rx-360 Town Hall Meeting and COVID-19 Updates are available via our website (https://rx-360.org/news-rx-360-covid-19-alerts/).

Also, please remember that Rx-360 can now conduct Remote Audits as part of our Audit Program.  For information please contact Hannah Song (hsong@rx-360.org).  In light of COVID-19, its impact on pharmaceutical auditing, I wanted to remind you that Rx-360 also has a robust library of audits available for licensing.  Our library can be viewed at https://rx-360.org/licensable-audit-reports/ .  Feel free to contact Jaye Greene (jgreene@rx-360.org) or Brian Shipley (bshipley@rx-360.org) if you are interested.

COVID-19 Alerts and Updates:

Rx-360 has multiple COVID-19 Discussion Groups ongoing, such as Best Practices: Remote Auditing for Supply Chain Security as well as a group designed to benchmark and share ideas on Supply Chain Security in general during COVID-19.  Last, we will also be starting a new group that will be focused on putting together a Best Practice Guide for Remote Auditing.  If you are interested in any of these initiatives, please contact (jfries@rx-360.org) and we can connect you with the groups.

FDA Update:

May 12th United States Senate Hearing on “getting Back to Work and School”: https://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/covid-19-safely-getting-back-to-work-and-back-to-school

FDA Daily Update: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-may-7-2020

Healthcare Supply Chain: COVID-19 Challenges from the Annals of Internal Medicine: https://annals.org/aim/fullarticle/2765796/health-care-supply-chains-covid-19-challenges-pressing-actions