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The New Grandfathering Provisions Of The California Pedigree Law

Grandfather clockImportant Notice To Readers of This Essay On November 27, 2013, President Barack Obama signed the Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013 into law. That act has many provisions, but one is to pre-empt all existing and future state serialization and pedigree laws like those that previously existed in California and Florida. Some or all of the information contained in this essay is about some aspect of one or more of those state laws and so that information is now obsolete. It is left here only for historical purposes for those wishing to understand those old laws and the industry’s response to them.At the February 5, 2013 meeting of the California Board of Pharmacy the Board took the final vote to proceed with filing a number of important clarifying regulations–the first since the Ridley-Thomas bill was enacted in 2008 that established the current staggered effective dates.  These include  the recognition of the FDA Standardized Numeric Identifier (SNI) as the “unique identifier” for use on each drug package, and definition around how supply chain companies can grandfather their existing non-serialized, non-pedigreed stock at the time the law goes into effect.

The official minutes of the meeting are not yet available but the video has been posted for a few weeks now.  The pertinent action occurs in the first video of the two day meeting at approximately 2:24:00 (hours:minutes:seconds).  (Don’t you just love government meetings on YouTube?)  The source text of the pending regulation (which is Continue reading The New Grandfathering Provisions Of The California Pedigree Law