It is time for pharmaceutical companies and their supply-chain partners—including their contract manufacturing and packaging partners—to establish all expectations for serialization projects.
By Graham Clark, TraceLink
In response to increasing drug integrity concerns, more than 40 countries have introduced track-and-trace laws to help regulate product as it passes through the supply chain. By 2019, more than 75% of the world’s prescription medications will be protected by legislation. While no two countries have passed the exact same requirements, they all rely on one core component: serialization. Serializing product—assigning unique, traceable numbers to individual saleable units—is the cornerstone of all the regulations.