By JESSICA DALEY and WAYNE RUSSELL
COVID-19 has focused the nation’s attention on the risks associated with complex, global supply chains, particularly related to healthcare products and prescription drugs. While supply disruptions of personal protective equipment (PPE) captured headlines, the pandemic also compromised the drug supply chain. With much of the United States’ generic drugs manufactured overseas, exportation bans coupled with increased global demand created significant challenges for U.S.-based providers to secure basic, life-sustaining and life-saving therapies.
As an “easy” solution, many are now calling for manufacturers to produce medications domestically. While expanding investment in U.S. drug-making capacity is a vital component of a reliable supply strategy, moving the majority of production onshore is unrealistic.
Creating a dependable drug supply chain is a multi-faceted issue that requires a thoughtful, diversified strategy.
Repairing the Market is Job #1
Drug shortages have been pervasive for more than a decade – well before … Read the rest