Solutions for Pharmaceutical Companies

Since the passage of the Prescription Drug Marketing Act (PDMA), the process by which drug samples are delivered to the sales force of pharmaceutical companies has become strictly regulated. Non-compliance with this law can subject companies to large fines as well as other sanctions such as forfeiting the right to sample their product.

Axis Global Logistics plays a vital role in helping pharmaceutical companies comply with the PDMA and thus avoid these costly penalties. Axis does this by making sure that these companies create the proper paper trail for each and every drug sample delivery (from point of origin to point of delivery) and also by maintaining a long-term record of each delivery—all of which is mandated by the law.

Pharmaceutical companies who partner with Axis also benefit from a supply chain solution designed specifically for your industry—a solution built on state-of-the-art technology and the highest possible level of personal service. Axis' solution ensures the accurate, on-time delivery of your samples and helps you better manage your sales force and, as a result, boost their productivity and your bottom-line.

Services for the Pharmaceutical Industry:

  • Network of PDMA-compliant agents who specialize in the shipment of pharmaceutical samples.
  • Meticulous monitoring and documentation of each sample's chain-of-custody provides pharmaceutical companies with corridor of safety in case of government audit.
  • Temperature-controlled and highly-secured warehousing for storage and distribution of pharmaceutical samples and materials.
  • Detailed tracking of product stored by expiration date, last expired date, lot number control, FIFO, LIFO.
  • Scheduled delivery appointments—allows sales reps more selling time in the field.
  • Daily updates—helps you better manage your sales force and ensures timely delivery of samples and adherence to company requirements.
  • Flexible, after-hours deliveries—your samples will be delivered where you need them, when you need them.

General Services:

  • Time-critical transportation services.
  • Global capabilities: offices and warehouse and distribution facilities across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia and more than 1500 Axis agents worldwide.
  • Around-the-clock service—24/7.
  • Industry-leading technology—our Axis-Trak system gives you real-time access to your shipment status.
  • Automatic POD notification—you will know when your shipment arrives.
  • Personal service—we're available whenever you need us.

For more information about Axis' solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, please email us at or call 800-568-4901 for a thorough discussion of your needs.