The global medicines supply chain is vulnerable to disruptions that lead to drug shortages as well as increases in substandard and counterfeit medicines. Solutions are needed to strengthen it. A strong and resilient supply chain ensures patients receive the medicines needed when they are needed, they work as they should and do not cause unnecessary harm.
USP standards build public trust in medicines, and are an important resource in the medicine supply chain safety net to ensure safe, quality medicines reach patients.
Additional supply chain strengthening solutions include:
- Working with stakeholders to modernize pharmaceutical manufacturing and build production capacity globally
- Using data to better understand and fix weaker links in the supply chain
- Advocating for strong quality systems all along the supply chain.