Drug maker suffers trailer theft

Sanofi-aventis recently lost a trailer full of drug products to thieves. The shipment contained blood thinner Lovenox (enoxaparin), the antihistamines Xyzal (levocetirizine) and Nasacort AQ nasal spray (triamcinolone), and acne treatment BenzaClin Gel (clindamycin), according to Securing Pharma.

As we've reported, UPS notes that it is spending "a tremendous amount of time" addressing the rising amount of trailer theft of pharmaceutical products, especially controlled substances.

And nonprofit supply chain group Rx-360 warns that pharmaceutical companies must pay close attention to their extended supply chains and the impact of the economy on other industries. Resulting material shortages provide an opportunity for supply chain thieves to exploit.

- here's the Securing Pharma article

Suggested Articles

While no shortages of drug supplies have been reported, governments are trying to get a handle on what they can do if they materialize.

Branded drug sales in China could suffer in the short term as marketing activities for new meds are limited to reduce the risk of contagion.

Korean CDMO Samsung Biologics is expanding and China API maker WuXi STA opened a 30,000-square-foot oligonucleotide manufacturing facility.