2018-04-13 | Blockchain may be ready for healthcare, but is healthcare ready for blockchain?

 

There is a sharply polarized view within the healthcare industry as to whether blockchain is the holy grail or Dante’s 1st circle of hell.  This truly hyper-partisan view of a technology leaves us all scratching our heads on what to believe. 

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2018-03-23 | Blockchain is here, real, and ready for the Pharmaceutical supply chain

Blockchain, as a ­technology, has the potential to redefine how business is conducted. Its capacity to be a trusted and secure digital record or ledger has significant real-world applicability.  Many different industries are ripe for disruption including any industry involved in supply chain operations.  One industry that looks prime for the adoption of blockchain is pharmaceuticals.

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2018-03-16 | 3 Important New DSCSA Resources

  

From now through November 2020, the deadlines for meeting the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) happen every year. The pace of change has accelerated and companies need to remain vigilant to stay compliant. Fortunately, there are three important new DSCSA resources that became available in the last two weeks.

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2018-02-12 | The Systech DSCSA Manufacturer Strategy Guide

 

It’s difficult to keep up to date on all the milestones and requirements of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).  Because the law contains 10 years’ worth of deadlines and detailed requirements for every segment of the supply chain, it’s easy to get lost and miss what your company should be working on now.  Fortunately, most companies need only focus on what is coming up next, while keeping an eye on the long-term requirements.  Toward that end, Systech has just introduced the first...

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2017-10-20 | The Lexicon of Serialization: Terms You Need to Know

 

Serialization forms the new basis for the ongoing effort to secure the supply chain—most significantly the pharmaceutical supply chain, but also increasingly in other sectors. However, it is only the foundation on which other technologies are built to add this sought-after security. Serialization goes far beyond placing a number on a box.  These associated technologies, and the terms used to describe them, are explained here.

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2017-09-01 | Meeting the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD)

Companies who market prescription drugs in any part of Europe should pay close attention to the new requirements spelled out by the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) and Delegated Regulation (DR).  The FMD/DR spell out new and complex requirements for applying randomized unique identifiers to almost all prescription drug packages marketed in the EU by February 9, 2019.  That date is now less than 18 months away.  And it’s not just the EU Member States because other European countries have...

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