Systech Radio: Unpacking the VRS Mandate

The US pharmaceutical industry has been all abuzz about the upcoming VRS Mandate on November 27, 2019. If this is news to you, you may want to start here.

This new requirement aims to make the verification of returned saleable goods a more efficient process using a Verification Router Service. Returning substandard or flat-out counterfeit medicine back to the manufacturer while gaining a 100 percent profit has been an ongoing issue for the pharma supply chain. This mandate is the DSCSA’s plan of attack to stop this criminal activity, keep companies from losing money and ultimately protect patients.

Systech played a key role in developing the standards, messaging and proposed interoperability between VRS systems with the HDA consortium as well as GS1. In other words, Systech helped design what the VRS technology for the upcoming mandate would look and feel like.

In our first podcast episode join Joe Lipari, Director of Cloud Products at Systech, as he explains VRS, the implications and some key actions the pharmaceutical industry needs to take to ensure compliance by the November deadline. Listen below!


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