The journey of a medicine
What kind of journey does a medicine travel from the raw material to the consumer? See the carousel below to learn more about the journey of a medicine from product development to consumer use.
Providing safe, effective, and high-quality medicines to patients in need is Orion’s primary interest. Our production operations locate in Finland, but we also source active pharmaceutical ingredients and end products from highly specialized chemical plants around the world. Orion is responsible for the patient safety of the products covered by its marketing authorizations, regardless of the origin of the products or their ingredients. Therefore, we need to know the entire value chain of our medicines accurately, even though our own functions cover only part of the journey of a medicine.
The journey of a medicine from raw material to a consumer may take more than a year. Its route varies slightly depending on whether it is our own proprietary or a generic drug. However, both processes are strictly controlled to ensure sustainability, efficacy, quality, and safety of the product. See the carousel below to find out more about the journey of a medicine.