Track and Trace

Industry Seeks Track and Trace Law

The RxTEC Act provides a model for automated lot-level tracking.
With the RxTEC Act (http://freepdfhosting.com/6ec4ab655a.pdf), pharmaceutical supply chain members are proposing a phased-in approach to track-and-trace with a federal law imposing uniform requirements on all states.
 
The act was developed by the Pharmaceutical Distribution Security Alliance (PDSA), manufacturers, wholesalers, and pharmacy chains joining to offer an alternative model for tracing prescription drug distribution.
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Industry Seeks Track and Trace Law

By David Vaczek, Senior Editor

With buy in from all pharma supply chain sectors, the RxTEC Act provides a model for automated lot-level tracking.

With the RxTEC Act, pharmaceutical supply chain members are proposing a phased-in approach to track-and-trace with a federal law imposing uniform requirements on all states.

rfXcel Introduces Family of Traceability Portals

The company's Traceability Portal system is designed to provide traceability and authentication capabilities across the chain, from manufacturer to patient.

rfXcel Corporation, the leading provider of production-proven ePedigree and Track and Trace Systems, today announced the rfXcel Traceability Portal, the first of its kind. The system is available immediately and has recently been deployed at over one thousand clinics nationwide.

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Delta Air Lines to Offer GPS Tracking and Tracing

Delta Air Lines has inked an exclusive marketing agreement with OnAsset Intelligence, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless asset tracking solutions, enabling Delta Cargo customers to view GPS location information on deltacargo.com, Delta reported.

Users will be able to track and trace cargo in transit across the Delta and Delta Connection fleet, which operates more than 5000 daily flights to more than 340 destinations, 61 countries and six continents. Cargo status can be viewed on a customized Web page.

 

Authentication throughout the Supply Chain

California’s State Board of Pharmacy (CA BoP) met this week to begin preparing for implementation of the state’s electronic pedigree requirements. CA BoP hosted Connie T. Jung, FDA’s acting associate director for policy and communications in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, who explained FDA's goals for a track and trace system. While CA BoP nor FDA did not issue any new policies or make any new decisions, the meeting revealed how closely these two are working together.

Combating Counterfeits

The pharma industry is working toward establishing the ideal anticounterfeiting system, combining authentication tools and track-and-trace capabilities to serialize at the unit level, for every drug.

By Marie Redding
Freelance Writer

It’s increasingly difficult—even for the experts—to tell the difference between a counterfeit drug and the real thing. Consumers feel they have no sure way of knowing if they’re getting duped. They may even ingest a harmful ingredient a counterfeiter has used to make a fake pill—like highway paint, floor wax, and boric acid—according to a CBS news report.

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New Virtual Conference Focused on Track & Trace Solutions for the Pharma Sector

Now in our archives is our exclusive virtual conference event that examines one of the key issues facing the Pharma and BioPharma supply chain, counterfeit drugs. Titled ‘Pharmaceutical Track & Trace and Authentication: The Fight against Fake Drugs’, the event is presented by UBM brands Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, Tracking & Tracing Pharmaceutical Products, InnoPack, and Pharmapack in association with CPhI Conferences. The online format features two supplier webinars, two “exhibition halls” and a lineup of featured speakers.

Pharmaceutical Maker Upgrades Software at Distribution Center in Turkey

ROC IT Solutions reports that a major pharmaceutical manufacturer has upgraded its implementation of ROC IT Solutions technology for track and trace in Turkey. The company's distribution center in Turkey first deployed ROC IT Solutions software in 2009 to meet the Turkish Ministry of Health (MoH) directive for item-level serialization and upgraded after its parent company began using a newer version of ROC IT solutions in the United States.

FDA’s Recent Workshop

On Feb 15-16, FDA held a public workshop, “Determination of System Attributes for the Tracking and Tracing of Prescription Drugs,” which was attended by manufacturers, distributors, pharmacy representatives, government groups, and suppliers of software and technology.  

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EU Moves toward Pan-European Law

Directive takes aim at “falsified” medicines, distinguishing them from “counterfeit.”

In February 2011, the European Parliament adopted the “Falsified Medicines Directive.” The legislation is intended to protect EU citizens from falsified medicines, which are defined as products that “may contain ingredients in the wrong dosage or no active ingredients at all.” A distinction is made between “falsified medicines” and “counterfeit medicines,” which are defined as “medicines that do not comply with EU law on intellectual and industrial property rights, such as registered trademarks or patent rights.” According to a mem

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