Why Is Pharmaceutical Transportation A Major Concern?

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A drug can take a variety of paths from the manufacturer to the patient. Most often, the product leaves the manufacturer's direct control and enters a complex system of handoffs (see chart from US Pharmacopoeia). Distribution systems that deliver pharmaceutical products require special handling based on the conditions clearly indicated in the labeling for the product. The Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987 and the ensuing regulations in 21 CFR Part 203, Prescription Drug Marketing, and Part...
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