Patient safety is high on the agenda of policy makers worldwide.
“Rolling out such standards-based systems globally could prevent tens of billions of dollars’ worth of counterfeit drugs from entering the legitimate supply chain” (McKinsey report, 2012)
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The use of our standards across global healthcare supply chains can help reduce medication errors and save lives.
"Implementing global standards across the entire healthcare supply chain could save 22-43,000 lives and avert 0.7 to 1.4 million patient disabilities on an annual basis.”
(McKinsey report, 2012)
Using our standards in healthcare helps supports the 5 patient rights – right patient, right drug or device, right time, right dose, right route:
Watch the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists video (8:47)