California State Board of Pharmacy Announces Agenda for Next E-Pedigree Meeting

The California State Board of Pharmacy will be holding an E-Pedigree Committee Meeting in El Segundo, CA, on September 26, 2013. The meeting is open to the public and it will also be broadcast via a Webcast.

The CA BoP reports it will address the following:

Traceability, E-Labeling Delayed In Congress

As Congress adjourns this week for its traditional August recess, matters of urgent concern to the pharmaceutical industry—national traceability legislation and proposed electronic labeling—have yet to be resolved.

California BofP Further Defines Pedigree Regulation As National Law Pends

Experts addressed the supply chain’s readiness for California’s e-pedigree law and the likelihood of a national standard for drug tracing at Pharmapack NA last week in Philadelphia.

Extract Value from Serialization, Says Pharmapack North America Speaker

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.

Systech International Partnering with Tata Consultancy Services to Offer Economic Approach to Pharma Serialization

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. 

Combatting Diversion: One More Compelling Driver for Serialization

Stakeholders should take action before electronic pedigree infrastructure emerges.

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.

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Vendors Highlight Serialization Solutions

Vendors showcased serialization solutions at Interphex 2013, as an air of urgency to put compliance measures in place this year has developed for pharmaceutical companies.
“It’s real, it’s here, it’s happening,” said Mike Salinas, director of manufacturing technology, M&W US, Inc., noting that non-compliance will jeopardize existing markets, as countries develop their various coding requirements, and California deadlines for a supply chain e-pedigree beckon in the US.

Daiichi Sankyo to Use Acsis Serialization Management Suite

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.

Systech International Adds to Its Board of Directors

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.

Optel Vision offers 3D Animated Track and Trace Video

The new video demonstrates a complete bottle line serialization process from IT server to warehouse, covering the various steps and details involved in serialization and track & trace.
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