FFF Enterprises Observes National Patient Safety Awareness Week

Press Release for March 08, 2010

The nation’s largest distributor of critical-care biopharmaceuticals announces its participation in National Patient Safety Awareness Week. The company will launch a multi-faceted campaign aimed at empowering patients to become involved in their own healthcare.

March 8, 2010, Temecula, CA -- FFF Enterprises, the nation’s most trusted distributor of plasma products, vaccines and critical-care biopharmaceuticals announced today that it will commemorate National Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW), March 7 through 13, 2010, with a multi-faceted safety awareness campaign. FFF has long made patient safety and education a priority, and the company website currently features several informative articles, including Is Your Medicine Safe?, Making Safety a Priority, and a recent message from company chief executive officer Patrick M. Schmidt entitled “Safety First!” FFF is also sending a patient safety communication to its IG Living magazine subscribers to provide helpful tips for patients living with chronic illnesses on how to communicate with healthcare providers. Additionally, FFF’s website houses informative, downloadable resources for both patients and healthcare providers, including pharmacy safety checklists and tips on preventing infection. To access all of the FFF safety week communications, go to In The News.

Now in its 22nd year and with a perfect safety record, FFF has widened its scope by becoming a well-respected publisher of two magazines focused on healthcare issues. IG Living is the only magazine dedicated to patients living with immune deficiency and their healthcare providers, and the award-winning BioSupply Trends Quarterly (BSTQ) is a content-rich resource for timely, newsworthy and critical information impacting the biopharmaceuticals marketplace. Not surprisingly, the theme of the upcoming April issue of BSTQ is “Safety.” The content in this important issue is broad and deep, exploring the ongoing vulnerabilities in the supply chain and looking at meaningful measures to prevent counterfeiting. To see past issues of BSTQ, visit www.bstquarterly.com.

PSAW is a national education and awareness-building campaign sponsored by the National Patient Safety Foundation. The campaign aims to improve patient safety at the local level through the sponsoring of educational activities that encourage patients to become involved in their own healthcare. For more information, visit www.npsf.org.

About FFF Enterprises, Inc.
FFF Enterprises, Inc., a privately held corporation, is the largest and most trusted distributor of plasma products, vaccines and other biopharmaceuticals in the U.S. Founded in 1988, FFF is celebrating its 22nd year with more than a billion dollars in annual sales and a flawless safety track record. FFF’s Guaranteed Channel Integrity™ ensures that products are purchased only from the manufacturer and shipped only to licensed healthcare providers, protecting patients and manufacturers from counterfeit risks and pricing irregularities inherent in secondary and gray market channels. FFF’s proprietary services, Verified Electronic Pedigree™ and Lot-Track™, provide verification of this secure channel. FFF’s MyFluVaccine (www.MyFluVaccine.com) has revolutionized the flu marketplace, offering a dedicated flu vaccine supply, delivered to customers on the date of their choosing. FFF’s ability to move rapidly in a dynamically changing marketplace allows the creation of new opportunities for customers through innovative vehicles for distribution..