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The Nation’s Pharmacies Answer the Call to Roll Out COVID-19 Testing

In the weeks following the first known cases of COVID-19 infection in the U.S., the federal government, including the Centers for Disease Control and...

Written by SmartSense | March 31, 2020 | Pharmacy Safety, Connected Facility, COVID-19, Conoravirus

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Carefully Moving the Cold Chain: Best Practices With Managing Refrigerated Cargo

Refrigerated and temperature-controlled cargo is becoming more popular as more commodities require specific climate conditions for transport. More and more goods are traveling around the globe, and often these commodities have a higher value because of their perishable characteristics. This includes produce and other food perishables as well as pharmaceuticals and medicinal products that must be kept in a...

Written by Garret Weigel | February 20, 2020 | Pharmacy Safety, Food Safety, FSMA, Supply Chain

Monitoring Perishables and Medications During a Power Outage

California has experienced unusual weather throughout its 169 year history, but more recently the most populous U.S. state has seen widespread droughts and severe wind. This has caused utility companies to take proactive measures to prevent wildfires - another issue this state is no stranger to. Drought and wind contribute to starting wildfires, leading to the difficult decision of cutting off power for customers.

Written by Garret Weigel | February 18, 2020 | Pharmacy Safety, Food Safety, Connected Facility, Supply Chain

The Pharmaceutical Cold Chain: A Lifeline

How do you get insulin to remote countries like Eritrea, Tajikistan, and Pakistan? Or how about delivering life-saving blood-clotting hemophilia treatments to places to the barrios of Puerto Rico, El Salvador, and Jamaica? Or cancer-fighting drugs to places like Malawi, Belarus, and Syria?

Written by Garret Weigel | February 12, 2020 | Pharmacy Safety, Supply Chain

Heroes of Pharmacy Safety: Friedrich Serturner Discovers Morphine

October is American Pharmacists Month! In honor of all those who provide life-saving therapeutics to ensure the public health, we’re posting a 3-part series profiling heroes who made history with their enormous contributions to the pharmaceutical industry. In our final post, we celebrate Friedrich Sertürner (June 19, 1783 – February 20, 1841), a German pharmacist best known for his extraction of morphine from opium...

Written by Garret Weigel | October 29, 2019 | Pharmacy Safety

Heroes of Pharmacy Safety: Felix Hoffman Invents Aspirin

October is American Pharmacists Month! In honor of all those who provide life-saving therapeutics to ensure the public health, we’re posting a 3-part series profiling heroes who made history with their enormous contributions to the pharmaceutical industry. In this post, we celebrate Felix Hoffman, the German chemist who famously synthesized aspirin, one of the most widely beneficial drugs ever produced.

Written by Garret Weigel | October 15, 2019 | Pharmacy Safety

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