Manu Raghavan

Precious Cargo: Opportunities & Obstacles for Pharmaceutical Logistics

Pharma Logistics Today: A Brief Overview In 2013, a top pharmaceutical retailer in the US decided to donate 375,000 doses of flu vaccine to the Laos People's Democratic Republic in light of a particularly serious flu season in the region. The safe transportation of the vaccines from a US production facility to consumption in Laos presented several challenges, most important among them ensuring the integrity of the vaccine. This vaccine was travelling over 9,000 miles crossing 5 different countries, handled by multiple parties – production, packing, trucking, airline, forwarder, airport, seapor...
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