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May 2, 2016

Contingency Planning for Pharmaceuticals Imports

Avoiding clearance delays is critical for temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals shipments since they risk being spoiled at the port of clearance if no cold chain infrastructure is available. FedEx Express has been investing in cold chain areas at airports to maintain the integrity of delayed international healthcare air shipments. As a matter of fact, the FedEx Express

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July 9, 2013

Direct Relief…When You Need It Most

FedEx and Direct Relief (formerly Direct Relief International) have a relationship that goes back more than 20 years.  From Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, to numerous tsunamis and floods in Asia, to the earthquake in Haiti in 2010; FedEx has worked closely with Direct Relief to deliver much-needed aid to disaster-affected areas both domestically and abroad.

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June 28, 2013

The Economy of Health Care: Why Breakthroughs in Medicine Create Growing Demand

How old is the oldest person you know personally?  80?  90?  100? These numbers are well within reach given today’s life expectancy.  Had I asked the same question in 1913 instead of 2013, the answers may have been more like 50 or 55.  The average life expectancy continues to rise, and with it, new trends in the global health care industry.

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March 14, 2012

FedEx and Generic Drugs: Connecting Global Manufacturers to Consumer Markets

We have all heard of generic drugs and realize that they are much cheaper than the original brand name products. As a matter of fact, many pharmaceutical blockbusters already face or are about to face competition with the release of alternative generic products in the next few years. Articles mentioning this “patent cliff” appear regularly in magazines and newspapers.

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