2019-11-04 | 2019 GS1 Barcode Assessment Study Results – Pharma Packaging Compliance

It is one thing to mandate the printing of serialized barcodes on pharmaceutical packaging, and quite another to properly print these barcodes on said packaging to meet compliance.

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2019-08-07 | 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.

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2019-07-31 | China Accelerates Pharma Traceability Regulations in New Document

China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has been very active in the last year, producing documents that address various aspects of their planned pharma traceability mandate. It has been several years since the previous pharma serialization and tracing regulation was suspended. The future system described in the new final guidance documents is significantly different from that old suspended system. Where the old system avoided the use of global standards—and thus it was a...

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2019-07-10 | Verification Router Service Solves 2019 DSCSA Mandate

The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) contains a series of escalating mandates for companies in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Each deadline falls on the anniversary date of the law’s adoption on November 27, 2013. For 2019, one of the new requirements is for wholesale distributors to begin verifying saleable returns using the Standardized Numerical Identifier (SNI) before they can redistribute them.

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2019-06-24 | Russia: The Deadlines Are Almost Upon Us and The Clock Keeps Ticking

The deadlines for the pharma labeling system (cryptographic serialization and tracing system) MDLP, in the Russian Federation are fast approaching. Companies marketing drugs in the Russia Federation targeting seven named nosologies must register with CRPT, the governments service provider, by July 8, 2019. Then on October 1, 2019, packages of drugs targeting those seven named nosologies must be serialized according to very Russia-specific technical guidelines, and production and shipments...

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2019-04-18 | The PDSA's New DSCSA Governance Proposal Explained

On March 25, 2019 the Prescription Drug Security Alliance (PDSA) published the first of three white papers that describe their proposal for establishing a new, non-profit governance organization that would be responsible for ensuring interoperability of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) solutions. This first paper is called “A Proposal: Governance for DSCSA Phase II Interoperability”. In addition, PDSA also published another paper called “An Overview: PDSA Vision for Phase II...

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2019-01-07 | Systech UniSeries rises to the repackaging challenge

Drug repackagers face unique challenges under the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), driven by their distinctive position in the pharmaceutical supply chain. One major US drug repackager needed a solution with a wide breadth of features and comprehensive configurability to get in compliance with DQSA so they reached out to Systech for assistance.

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2018-02-23 | The 2017 GS1 US Barcode Assessment

Last month, GS1 US published a report on a DSCSA barcode assessment they conducted last year with two of the largest wholesale distributors in the US, AmerisourceBergen and McKesson.  The goal of the assessment was to take a “snapshot” of pharmaceutical manufacturer progress toward meeting the serialization requirement of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) by analyzing drug packages actually in the market.

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2017-11-10 | Europe's Readiness for the Falsified Medicines Directive is Lagging

 

GS1 Ireland and Enterprise System Partners (ESP) just published an interesting Serialization Industry Readiness Report 2017 .  The report is based on their survey of drug manufacturers, CMOs, virtual manufacturers and others who will fall under the European Union Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) when it goes into effect on February 9, 2019.  The readiness survey was conducted between May and July 2017.
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2017-10-27 | GS1 Healthcare Conference Recap

 

Systech is a member and strong supporter of GS1 Healthcare, the global group that promotes standardization in healthcare product and entity identification.  On October 17, 2017 in Chicago, GS1 Healthcare held their fall Global Healthcare Conference.

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