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drugs going to specialty pharmacies (which usually involves
a distribution step known as "drop shipments," where the
physical destination of the drug is different from the location of
the drug's owner) - and this experience could benefit industry
in the overall transition to DSCSA-compliant tracking.
Perry Fri, HDA's EVP, industry relations, says that about 20
pharma and distribution companies have signed on for a series
of VRS pilots to run this summer. Results will be discussed at
the organization's Traceability Seminar in October.

Securing the shipment
Much of the intent of traceability regulations is to prevent
counterfeits entering regular supply chains, or to address
diversion. But all along, cargo theft or diversion represents
a comparable risk. HDA has addressed this in the past year
in part by taking on management of the Pharmaceutical
Cargo Security Coalition, which had been an all-volunteer
effort since 2010 led by Chuck Forsaith, who is now a senior

director at HDA. At its spring 2018 meeting (the first under
HDA management), attendees heard data from, among
others, Sensiguard (a service of Sensitech), that full-truckload
pharmaceutical thefts dominate among the range of possible
categories (including pilferage, facility theft and others);
and from BSI, that the five top countries for pharma cargo
hijackings were 1) Brazil, 2) Mexico, 3) the US, 4) Italy and
5) Argentina. (Ironically, just before the PCSC meeting got
underway, a full-truckload theft was reported in Cornersville,
TN, and valued at nearly $1 million, according to Forsaith.)
PCSC attendees also heard from Barry Conlon, former
CEO of FreightWatch, and now founder of a new company,
OverHaul, which he says represents the next generation
in cargo monitoring. "There are usually four points of
digital contact with a tractor-trailer on the road: the driver,
the truck, the trailer and the cargo. We connect all four
for continuous monitoring in real time, and use businessContinued on page 19

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