Article | April 26, 2013

Pharma Preps For Serialization

Source: ShockWatch

Mandates that pharmaceutical products be serialized, tracked, and traced are being implemented throughout the world. In preparation, the pharmaceutical industry is revamping packaging lines and distributors are developing strategies to track every unit, from the pallet down to the vial, as it moves from the manufacturer all the way to the patient.

Implementation already in Serialization is a watershed event that dramatically expands the data being monitored. A Veteran’s Administration pilot project even added track-and-trace information to patients’ charts, allowing complete traceability all the way to the specific processing line.