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VRS - Verification Router Services Introduction: Complying With The DSCSA Saleable Returns Requirements

The purpose of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) is to ensure the safety of drug products as they pass through the supply chain and end up in the hands of consumers. But there are so many provisions to the act that people in the pharmaceutical industry sometimes have a hard time figuring out how to handle certain situations.

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What’s Next for the DSCSA in 2019?

Members of the drug supply chain in the United States breathed a collective sigh of relief as the serialization deadline that had been extended to November 2018 finally passed. For many, the process took several years to fully implement with plenty of challenges along the way.

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7 Important Questions Answered About the DSCSA and Product Identifiers

Members of the drug supply chain, specifically wholesalers and manufacturers, have been working furiously towards meeting product identifier requirements for a fast approaching deadline. The deadline requires that pharmaceutical manufacturers adhere product identifiers to every package or homogenous case.

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FDA Issues Last Minute Draft Guidance to Address Human Readable Identifiers

As the November deadline for the DSCSA serialization quickly approaches, pharmaceutical manufacturers and other stakeholders within the drug supply chain have been working hard to ensure that they meet compliancy standards, especially considering that the approaching deadline is the cumulation of a year long extension granted by the FDA.

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What Happens to DSCSA Requirements in the Event of a Public Health Emergency?

The purpose of the DSCSA, more formally known as the Drug Supply Chain Security Act, is to create a system that makes it easier to track and trace prescription medications along the drug supply chain in the United States. Initiated in 2013, the DSCSA regulates transactions along the supply chain, including manufacturers, repackager, distributors, pharmacies and other dispensers.

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What DSCSA Means For Pharmacists

Since 1st November 2015, everyone dispensing prescription medicine in the US must comply with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). That means every pharmacy, and every clinic, hospital, care facility and physician involved in the dispensing of any prescription medicine. DSCSA casts its net wide.

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The Importance of Lot Numbers to Dispensers Under DSCSA

It seems a common question that has arisen since the implementation of DSCSA is whether or not to enter a lot number when drug product changes hands, especially if the lot number isn’t received with a shipment from a wholesale distributor.

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