The global medicines supply chain is vulnerable to disruptions that could lead to drug shortages, as well as to increases in substandard and fake medicines. Solutions are needed to strengthen it.
Standards help promote a strong, resilient medicine supply chain – crucial for patients to receive the medicines they need, when they need them. Science-backed standards encourage quality throughout the development and manufacturing process, enabling confidence that the medicines we use are safe and effective.
Standards also help respond to emerging crises and propel innovation. When science-based standards are put to use to assure quality, technological advancements can usher in new methods and processes in manufacturing and production – to ensure a healthy, resilient medicine supply chain of the future.