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What’s Causing Drug Shortages?

December 2, 2019

For some time now, the root cause of drug shortages around the globe has been somewhat of a mystery. In fact, back in 2013, the reason for nearly half of all reported shortages was unknown. Fast forward to 2019 and we’ve gained some well-needed clarity. Just this past October, the FDA identified that the main …

How Big of a Problem are Drug Shortages?

Drug shortages are a rapidly increasing problem for the healthcare industry. Over 99% of health care organizations have been hurt by drug shortages in recent years, with 126 new shortages already recorded for 2019. These lead to delays in medical procedures, increased costs from expensive drug alternatives, and a higher chance for medication/dosing errors. While …

Pharma Logistics Acquires Stericycle, Inc.’s Pharmaceutical Reverse Distribution Division

October 31, 2019

CHICAGO – October 31, 2019 — Pharma Logistics acquired the pharmaceutical reverse distribution division of Stericycle, Inc. effective October 28, 2019. Stericycle retail pharmacy customers using this service in the continental United States and in Puerto Rico will begin working with Pharma Logistics for their pharmaceutical reverse distribution needs. “We are happy to welcome Stericycle’s …

Pharma Logistics adquiere la división de distribución inversa farmacéutica de Stericycle

CHICAGO, 31 de octubre de 2019 – Pharma Logistics adquirió la división de distribución inversa farmacéutica de Stericycle, Inc. a partir del 28 de octubre de 2019. Los clientes de farmacias minoristas de Stericycle que utilizan este servicio en Estados Unidos continental y en Puerto Rico comenzarán a trabajar con Pharma Logistics para sus necesidades …

Ensuring Environmental Quality Control with USP 800

July 22, 2019

In order to comply with the new USP <800> ruling for hazardous waste handling, it’s critical to maintain quality control standards when it comes to the environment you’re working in.  With the deadline of the new USP <800> ruling for hazardous waste compliance drawing near, you and your staff should prepare your facility accordingly. Environmental …

The Risks of Hazardous Drug Exposure and How to Protect Yourself

July 17, 2019

Each year, more than 8 million U.S. health care personnel are potentially exposed to hazardous drugs (HDs).  The risk is real and can lead to serious health issues for you and/or your staff such as skin rashes, adverse reproductive outcomes, leukemia and other cancers.  That’s why it’s critical for every person who comes in contact …

Why USP General Chapter 800?

July 15, 2019

At Pharma Logistics, we understand how frustrating it can be to keep up with all the changing rules and regulations. That’s why we continue to provide helpful information to guide you through the turbulence and keep you and your staff safe and compliant. Here’s some information you need to know about the new ruling on …

Pharma Logistics Breaks Ground on New Location

June 7, 2019

CHICAGO – June 7, 2019 — Pharma Logistics broke ground today on its new facility on North Butterfield Road in Libertyville, Illinois. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Pharma Logistics leadership and staff, village officials and valued guests. The new 126,611 square-foot Pharma Logistics facility will be located near the company’s current corporate offices and …

DEA National Drug Take-Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 18, 2019

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.) will host its 17th Annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 27, 2019.  People across America are encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets of expired and unused prescriptions and bring them to one of the designated disposal sites around their community from 10:00 – 2:00 P.M. that …