Producing a medicine is only the first step towards getting it to the patient who needs it. The pharma industry, with its stringent requirements for product security and stability, has one of the most complex logistical chains in the world today. High-tech logistics are not just an expense, they are an investment in better access to medicines and – used efficiently – they can bring down overall healthcare costs and improve patient care.
For a growing range of therapeutic areas, biosimilars make state-of-the-art treatment more affordable1. They could be real game-changers for patients, physicians and healthcare systems.
A look behind the scenes of the 2017 Sandoz HACk – Healthcare Access Challenge to meet the winners, and learn how they plan to improve healthcare access in their countries: Ghana, Maldives, Philippines.
When the composition of a society changes, the demands made on medical services also change. Some examples from around the world show how understanding demographic shifts can help healthcare systems to adapt.
Sandoz HACk winners aim to boost access to pharmacists, CPR skills and blood donation in Ghana, the Philippines and the Maldives.
Richard Francis article on LinkedIn: On March 14, I gave a key note at the 2017 #EyeForPharma congress in Barcelona, talking about my vision for sustainable healthcare.
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