Pharmaceutical Distributors – Driving A Vital Industry
It is an essential service. One that few ever think about because it is performed so well.
CAPDM’s members are called distributors. That’s just one aspect of their business. They are also coordinators, expediters, transporters, stewards, bankers, logisticians, and innovators.
Distributors get life-saving medicine and vital health care products to Canadians.
This involves packaging, picking up, sheltering, transporting and delivering medicines to over 11,000 pharmacies and hospitals, ensuring the right drugs go to the right place at the right time.
An inability to get pharmaceuticals causes great hardship. As a result distributors are obsessively efficient; and yet regularly sacrifice efficiency, transporting one bottle of pills to a remote pharmacy because somebody’s life is depending on it.
Distributors are also responsible for removing all recalls. This behind-the-scenes work requires painstaking care and attention, because getting it wrong could have dire consequences.
Industry Metrics – A Global Gold-Standard
of all retail pharmaceuticals in Canada
accuracy in order fulfillment
or sooner deliveries to most pharmacies in Canada
Warehousing & shipping over
different pharmaceutical products
Saving the Healthcare System over
Vs. manufacturer daily deliveries
Rigorously guarding the
Security & Integrity
of all products (narcotics, cold chain, etc.)
Playing a key role in managing
Drug Shortages & Product Recalls