Rx Response is composed of members that span the bio-pharmaceutical supply chain, and so any kind of public health emergency probably will involve most, if not all, of the components of that supply chain.
Less than 100 years ago, little could be done to combat global epidemics. In 1917, Spanish influenza swept the world quickly and 50 million people died. Science and medicine significantly lagged behind medical need. The World Health Organization (WHO) and other global health authorities weren’t yet formed to help coordinate a response. And governments were without options.
Ebola is a virulent virus killing well over half of the people it infects. This Ebola outbreak is the worst we’ve seen in recent history and caught West African countries, and the many other nations who love and support (including the U.S.), off guard. So what can we do to better prepare for future infectious disease outbreaks?