Improving Patient Safety Through IoT

Healthcare is complicated for the simple reason that people are complicated. Every human is unique, and the problems they experience that lead to hospitalization are in no way trivial. This puts enormous pressure on healthcare providers to ensure safety for their patients. There is an opportunity for improvement in every aspect of health care; from the operating table to prescribing medication post-op, mistakes are...

Written by Garret Weigel | November 9, 2018 | Pharmacy Safety

Managing Shrink: Inventory Control of Temperature Sensitive Cargo

In 2017, Baxter International shipped INTRALIPID 20% IV Fat Emulsion, 100 mL, to hospitals and healthcare providers in the United States. The shipment never made it.

Written by Garret Weigel | November 2, 2018 | Supply Chain, Pharmacy Safety, Food Safety

Milestones in Pharmaceutical History: Living Legacies of the Polio Vaccine

October is American Pharmacists Month – time to recognize pharmacists’ contributions to health care and all they do for their communities. In their honor, we’re publishing a series of posts this month about milestones in pharmaceutical history that have immeasurably advanced drug safety and improved public health. In this post, we applaud the achievements of Jonas Salk and Henrietta Lacks, whose unusual...

Written by Garret Weigel | October 31, 2018 | Pharmacy Safety

Milestones in Pharmaceutical History: Frances Kelsey and the “Thalidomide Tragedy”

October is American Pharmacists Month – time to recognize pharmacists’ contributions to health care and all they do for their communities. To celebrate, we’re publishing a series of posts this month about milestones in pharmaceutical history that have immeasurably advanced drug safety and improved public health. In this post, we take a look at the “thalidomide tragedy” that launched the drug approval and monitoring...

Written by Garret Weigel | October 24, 2018 | Pharmacy Safety

Milestones in Pharmaceutical History: Fleming’s Discovery of Penicillin

October is American Pharmacists Month – a time to recognize the contributions of pharmacists to health care in their communities. In their honor, we’ll be publishing a series of posts about milestones in pharmaceutical history that have immeasurably advanced drug safety and improved public health. In our first post, we celebrate the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming in 1928, which launched the modern...

Written by Garret Weigel | October 17, 2018 | Pharmacy Safety

Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Optimization: WHO’s Plan to Improve Access for Vaccines and Medications

The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations agency concerned with international public health, has recently published a report, Towards Access 2030. This report provides a strategic long-term framework for increasing global access to high-quality, safe, and affordable vaccines and medical products, in addition to addressing expectations for 2030 regulations through end-to-end supply chain optimization.

Written by Garret Weigel | September 7, 2018 | Pharmacy Safety, Supply Chain

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