As drug manufacturers take steps to comply with serialization requirements around the globe, they may also be able to benefit from the significant amounts of data generated by serialization. So argued Peter Schmitt, managing associate of Montesino Associates LLC, who spoke on the opening day of Pharmapack North America in Philadelphia.
Pharma serialization provider Systech International is partnering with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a provider of IT services and business solutions, to offer life sciences companies "an effective and economic means of implementing serialization programs," it reported in a statement.
By Steve Wood
President and CEO, Covectra
Over the last few years, prescription drug diversion and abuse has grown at alarming rates, resulting in an increase in the number of deaths and hospitalizations. Opioid addiction and abuse has become one the nation’s most serious healthcare crises. More than 23,000 people die each year from prescription drug abuse—more than are killed in traffic incidents.
Acsis Inc. reports that Daiichi Sankyo Inc. has selected the Acsis Serialization Management Suite for use at the company's packaging plant in Bethlehem, PA. Acsis will manage implementation and support as Daiichi Sankyo begins using the solution initially as a pilot toward full compliance with electronic pedigree mandates and other regulations. Acsis's serialization management solution will be coupled with vision and printing equipment from Cognex and Domino.
Pharma serialization solutions provider Systech International is adding two professionals to its Board of Directors, John Bailye and Michael Fawkes. “We are delighted to welcome new members to our Board, John Bailye and Michael Fawkes, who bring a vast amount of industry experience and business acumen upon which Systech will draw as we continue to grow,” said Robert DeJean, President and CEO, Systech International, in a press release.
During its public board meeting on December 13, the California State Board of Pharmacy discussed written and oral comments provided in response to the first proposed regulations needed to implement the state’s electronic drug pedigree provisions.