PharmaSecure CEO attends Workshop on Stolen and Falsified Medicines in London

PharmaSecure CEO Nakul Pasricha attended a Workshop on Stolen and Falsified Medicines, hosted jointly by KPMG and The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, held in London on 24th and 25th June, 2015.

The workshop had attendees representing global pharma companies, solution providers as well as experts in the field of drug counterfeiting.  The agenda focused on coming up with practical, implementable ways in which pharma companies, solution providers and the Global Fund can join hands to tackle the problem.

Mr. Pasricha gave a presentation highlighting the advances made by PharmaSecure in terms of implementing solutions that can satisfy global anti-counterfeiting regulations while delivering value to brand owners through increased patient adherence.  Mr. Pasricha stressed that the best anti-counterfeiting measure is an empowered, informed and engaged patient.

The workshop resulted in concrete plans that will be implemented over the coming months.

PharmaSecure at Prince Mahidol Award Conference

PharmaSecure CEO Nathan Sigworth spoke on the Governance by Market Forces Panel at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. The panel was led by Andreas Seiter of the World Bank and Patricia Moser of the Asian Development Bank.   Two themes from the session: (1) Price discovery based on better market intelligence can align the interests of public health and pharmaceutical companies in increasing patient access to quality healthcare. (2) New technologies need to be adopted at scale that change the way governments do public health: we need to move from having a separate physical infrastructure to utilizing information infrastructure that allows public health to leverage the efficiencies of private sector distribution.

Sigworth’s presentation focused on how pharmaceutical companies are using serialization to understand the behavior of individual patients over time including how much pricing is a factor in the decisions they make.  Also on the panel were Olivier Basenya from the Ministry of Health of Burundi, Clinton de Souza from Imperial Logistics, Thalami Mbatha from University Research South Africa and Richard Bergstrom from the EFPIA.