ACTION REQUIRED: RxTrace Subscriber Update

To tell which type of notification email you are receiving, check the bottom line for the text “Email subscriptions powered by FeedBlitz. If you don’t see it, you are probably receiving the new WordPress notification emails. If you are confused, contact me.

Changes are coming to the way you connect with RxTrace.  Next month RxTrace will return to being free to everyone and open to all.  For the last year, all paid subscriptions have been pro-rated to end in March 2020.  As part of that approaching transition I will switch back to an email notification system that I used between 2010 and 2012.  It’s less configurable and less controllable…but it’s a free service!  What that means is, if you are currently receiving “Feedblitz” email notifications whenever new RxTrace essays are posted—whether on a paid or FREE subscriptionyou will need to “re-subscribe” to the “Wordpress” email notifications to continue receiving notices. Here’s how.

Once you get fully set up in the new “Wordpress” email notification system you can safely unsubscribe from the “Feedblitz” notification system so you don’t receive double notifications.  I will terminate my contract with Feedblitz at the end of March so if you haven’t moved yourself by then, you will no longer receive notifications of new RxTrace essays.  In effect, you will be automatically unsubscribed.

To subscribe to the new “Wordpress” email notification service, please follow these steps:

  1. Fill in your email address in the form in the left column of this page and click “Subscribe” (if you are currently reading on a device with a small screen—like a smartphone—the form is probably located below this essay). 
  2. Step #1 will cause a confirmation email from “” to be sent to you automatically.  In that email you will find a confirmation link or button.  You must click on that confirmation link/button to be fully set up in the “Wordpress” notification service.  If you don’t receive this email within 2 or 3 minutes, check your junk or spam folder to see if it was diverted there.  It is very common for this to happen.
  3. While you’re at it, you might want to configure your email program to recognize WordPress emails so my notification emails are not automatically moved to your junk folder in the future.

Once you are confident you are fully set up in the “Wordpress” notification service, you can safely click on the “unsubscribe” link in any of the old “Feedblitz” notification emails.  This will keep you from receiving duplicate notices.

Why don’t I just move the current subscriber list to the new system and save everyone the trouble, you ask?  Unfortunately, that’s not so easy anymore, due to the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Users must re-subscribe to give their consent to receive emails from the new service.


In the next few weeks, the paywall will be dropped on RxTrace and everyone will be able to access all content without logging in each time.  This will mark the end of all paid subscriptions.  Going forward I will continue to write about the US Drug Supply Chain Security Act implementation and related technology issues on an irregular basis, as things of interest come up.

If you want to continue reading my writing about global regulations, then start monitoring Systech’s blog at where I am under contract to develop global content, webinars, etc.

I am hoping for a smooth transition, but if you have any difficulty or confusion about these changes, or have access problems, or you are not getting the notification emails you think you should, or if you just have something to say, don’t hesitate to send me a message.  You can either sent a message through the “Contact Dirk” link, or if you know one of my email addresses, just send me an email.

Thanks for sticking with RxTrace through this transition back to FREE!