Choosing a DSCSA Compliance Service
September 2017 - Vol. 14 No. 9 - Page #24

Enacted in 2013, the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) legislation (and in particular Title II, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act [DSCSA]) introduces new requirements for drug traceability with the intention of protecting consumers from exposure to counterfeit, stolen, contaminated, or otherwise harmful prescription drug products.1,2 The act outlines the steps required to build an electronic system to identify and trace prescriptions throughout the US medication supply chain. As medication dispensers, hospital pharmacists are required to meet a series of deadlines in the development of this electronic system, including the November 2017 deadline, whereby hospital pharmacies are required to be able to receive electronic transaction data from their pharmaceutical manufacturers.

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