Pharmaceutical companies often use separate third-party logistics (3PL) providers for their trade and sample distribution, because the unique needs of each program are fundamentally different. Many companies find this approach to be inefficient, and it can lead to increased costs and compliance issues. Cardinal Health 3PL combines both trade and sample distribution services into one comprehensive solution.
Provide samples with confidence.
We built dedicated systems and team structures to meet the needs and distinct requirements of pharma sample program management. Our Samples Center of Excellence features a PDMA-savvy, samples-only team and technology to monitor sample program metrics and deliver reliable reporting.
Our dedicated samples team will help ensure you meet all compliance requirements for the Prescription Drug Marketing Act (PDMA) and Sunshine reporting for the distribution of pharmaceutical samples.
Centralizing trade and sample distribution creates new efficiencies, lowers costs and helps drive compliance for your organization.
Seamless technology for simplified reporting and compliance.
Our Samples Management System (SMS) integrates seamlessly with your IT platform for increased reporting capabilities that meet Sunshine Act and PDMA requirements.
SMS also manages sample quantities delivered to each healthcare provider, monitors compliance by physician and creates shipment-level reporting.
Your samples, your way.
Choose the delivery model that works best for your products: shipment to sales representatives or direct shipping to the providers themselves. Our direct-to-physician (DTP) sampling services allow you to free your sales reps from the logistics of managing samples so they can focus on sales and customer service. And, these flexible options are just the beginning of what our program has to offer.
- Ship only the samples that physicians want
- Manage a smaller, more efficient sales force dedicated solely to sales and service
- Eliminate compliance concerns for field representative storage requirements and inventory audits
- Reduce sample returns from reps
- Create white space territory coverage
- Enhance product safety
- Improve control over distribution and product quality
- Lower field inventory and holding costs
- Receive complete reporting to ensure compliance with PDMA and Sunshine Act requirements
Why pharma reps say they don’t want to carry samples.
“Chasing signatures” diminishes the value of their office visits and may not be the best use of their time.
Instead, we can send sales reps a notice of sample delivery—so they can follow up with an informed sales call to the office. We’ll take care of getting signatures, so your reps can focus on taking care of your customers.