Asia-Pacific Regulatory & Industry Views on Drug Shortage Prevention
The ISPE Drug Shortages Initiative Team conducted a webinar on 9 February 2023 to discuss regulatory and industry insights on drug shortage prevention with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. The webinar was moderated by Vivien Santillan, Regional Director, Asia, Novatek International. Regulatory speakers were Lisa Hedman, Group Lead for the Division of Supply and Access to Medicines of the World Health Organization (WHO); and Joyce Cirunay, Director IV of the Center for Drug Regulation and Research at the Philippines FDA. Industry perspectives were given by Susan Mountain, Regional Supply Chain Lead, Amgen; and Diane Hustead, Executive Director Regulatory Affairs, Merck and chair of the ISPE Drug Shortages Initiative Team. The webinar was attended by more than 100 participants globally with insightful questions and comments raised during the panel discussion.