The importance of cold-chain management in pharmacy

The Victorian Pharmacy Authority (VPA) recently highlighted the importance of good cold-chain management in pharmacies.

The Authority’s Guidelines require all drug refrigerators to be dedicated to the storage of medicines and equipped with a temperature data logger.  Inspectors will continue to ensure temperature data loggers are maintained and that procedures have been implemented for temperature monitoring and steps to follow in the event of a cold chain breach.

Temperature logs need to be maintained and procedures need to be in place to follow in the case of cold-chain breaches – see Appendix 5 in the VPA guidelines – CLICK HERE.

Cold chain stock value is also increasing as more new products are requiring refrigerated storage.   How much stock do you have in your fridge?  Are you adequately covered?   Contact us on 1300 227 655 to discuss.

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