medicines not getting required refrigeration or freezing
There's increasing concern about medicines not getting required refrigeration or freezing. More meds, vaccines, and new biotech products need controlled temps these days.
Proper refrigeration or freezing is complicated by snowstorms, evacuations, power outages, and delivery problems. Plus patients and pharmacy staff sometimes inadvertently leave products out.
Lack of proper storage temperature can shorten the shelf life... more for some meds than others.