Last week I attended my favorite annual conference on pharma serialization and tracing in the U.S.: The Healthcare Distribution Management Association’s (HDMA) Traceability Seminar. They call it a “seminar” because the subject of the sessions are generally the same every year, but it is better than any other third-party conference, primarily because the right people attend it: lots of people from drug manufacturers, wholesale distributors and some dispensers. With this ideal spectrum of attendees, it is very easy to get your questions answered, in the hallway between sessions if not in the sessions themselves.
The industry is rife with rumors that Brazil’s ANVISA has made the decision to push out their serialization deadline for multiple years—and perhaps redefine the requirements. I cannot confirm any of these rumors at this point and I do not recommend acting on rumors. I suggest you continue down the path of meeting the existing, known regulation until—if ever—you get the official word from an official publication of ANVISA. Who knows when that might occur. If/when you see something official, let me know. Continue reading Sponsored: Pharma Serialization Deadlines In Flux→
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