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PQMD Welcomes Tanner Pharma Group to Membership

Annapolis-based Nonprofit Stands at 42 Members

Annapolis, Md. – January 23, 2019 – The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), is proud to announce the addition of Tanner Pharma Group to their membership. The Charlotte, N.C., based global pharmaceutical company becomes the 42nd member of PQMD.

“Tanner Pharma Group is proud to become a member of PQMD and work alongside other organizations dedicated to the betterment of global healthcare. With our shared commitment to the health and well-being of patients in underserved communities around the world, we look forward to the meaningful and innovative work we will achieve together,” said Banks Bourne, Founder and Chairman of Tanner Pharma Group.

Tanner Pharma Group is a global service provider in the healthcare industry with a core purpose of improving lives through increased access to medicines. Each of its four service divisions is built on a foundation of a robust distribution network with industry-leading quality standards. Founded in 2003, the company works with a broad range of companies to distribute life-saving medications to patients in more than 120 countries.

“PQMD is thrilled to welcome Tanner Pharma Group to what is an increasingly diverse group of international pharmaceutical companies,” says Elizabeth Ashbourne, executive director of PQMD. “Each new member brings with them a unique skillset from which our membership as a whole can learn and grow, and we look forward to their expertise and a successful partnership.”

A global alliance of corporations and NGOs, PQMD leads the development and championing of high standards in medical supply and service donation. The cornerstone of the organization, “PQMD Guidelines for Quality Medical Product Donations,” are a set of guidelines which are rigorously updated on an annual basis to help manage donated medical products, devices and services and the performance of those who participate in the industry worldwide. Seeking to enhance access to healthcare in underserved communities and areas affected by disaster, PQMD members focus their broad expertise in the areas of humanitarian assistance, disaster response, health system strengthening, and knowledge and innovation.

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PQMD is a dynamic alliance and global network between nonprofit and corporate organizations leading in the development and championing of guidelines on quality for the donation policies and practices; delivering of urgent care in disaster situations, and delivering life-saving products and service to at-risk and chronically underserved populations. The organization’s beginnings go back to 1996, when an informal alliance of several non-governmental organizations (NGOs), pharmaceutical companies, and medical device firms joined together to develop guidance regarding medical donations. To learn more, visit www.pqmd.org.

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