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How To Make The Semi-Centralized Track & Trace Model A Reality

Important 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.Last week I attended the Enforcement Committee meeting of the California Board of Pharmacy.  The value of attending these meetings is hard to extract.  It helps to have a solid knowledge of the language of the pedigree law, understanding of the standards and technology being considered to meet it, and the history of how we got where we are today.  Even with all that on your side it takes a lot of concentration during the meeting and after it is over to put it all into perspective and find the value.

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