The H1N1 influenza virus did spread throughout the United States, but the good news is that other things spread, too, and fast. In response to the first cases of H1N1 in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) dispersed supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) to affected states. Antiviral medications and related supplies arrived within 12 hours of shipment.
By Anastasia Thrift
Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) has asked FDA to consider adopting a minimum 11-digit serialization code for all prescription drug packages. It also requests requiring human-readable alphanumeric codes so that consumers will be able to verify the authenticity of their medication.
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