Volume 89 Issue 29 | p. 11 | News of The Week
Issue Date: July 18, 2011

Pharmaceuticals: Report Recommends Measures To Mitigate Risk In A Global Supply Chain

Department: Business
Keywords: FDA, Pew Charitable Trusts, pharma

Keeping the public safe in an age of global pharmaceutical sourcing requires improved safety testing standards, greater industry oversight of contract manufacturers and suppliers, and expanded enforcement authority for FDA backed by stronger penalties and clearer accountability, says a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts.

The study, released last week on Capitol Hill, looks at risks posed to consumers by the increasingly global nature of the pharmaceutical supply chain. It focuses on . . .

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