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DSCSA, the 2023 Requirements and EPCIS

Posted by Anita T. Ducca

Since the enactment of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act in 2013, members of the pharmaceutical supply chain have undertaken efforts to meet each of the major milestones contained within the statute’s 10-year timeline to further secure the safety of the products being distributed. The industry’s progress to 2023 interoperability was top of mind as supply chain and other stakeholders came together at HDA’s recent Traceability Online Seminar.

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Verification Network Update: Less than 60 Days Remain

Posted by Justine Freisleben

Industry and service providers continue to work to implement the Drug Supply Chain Security Act’s (DSCSA) serialized saleable return milestone. With the end of FDA-granted enforcement discretion ending on November 27, 2020, and the industry simultaneously responding to COVID-19, it is all hands on deck to reach the compliance finish line.

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HDA “Year in Review” Spotlights 2019 Accomplishments

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HDA has published “A Year in Review,” which chronicles the Alliance’s 2019 activities. Highlighted accomplishments include:

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HDA Highlights Distributors' Value, 2020 Policy Outlook in Chain Drug Review

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With 2020 underway, HDA’s John M. Gray provided perspective on the vital role of pharmaceutical distributors and the Alliance’s policy priorities as part of Chain Drug Review’s annual “Pharmacy Outlook” feature.

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DSCSA Saleable Returns: Industry Plan for Best Using the Enforcement Discretion Period

Posted by Justine Freisleben

It has been clear for some time that the pharmaceutical supply chain has been concerned with meeting the November 27, 2019, saleable returns milestone. As the HDA’s Research Foundation’s annual Serialization Readiness Survey (conducted in May) notes, 79 percent of manufacturers have concerns with the viability of the Verification Router Service (VRS), while 82 percent of distributors are unsure about meeting the requirement.

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