Various codes, one solution – serialization service for pharmaceutical packaging

Graphic Packaging, an AIPIA member headquartered in Atlanta, USA, has introduced a serialization service for pharmaceutical packaging which it says is highly flexible – accommodating several different kinds of compliant coding and other applications in country-specific formats. It also meets drug traceability requirements.

With the World Health Organization estimating that one in ten medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified, the need for an easy-to-implement and comprehensive solution is both desirable and necessary. With counterfeit pharmaceuticals posing a significant threat to patient safety, several authorities around the world have introduced legislation, including the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) in the EU and DSCSA in the USA, which is due to be fully implemented by November after a lengthy and often delayed timetable for activation, having been signed into existence in 2011 by President Obama. ..


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