What is Serialization? Serialization is a mandatory requirement in the pharmaceutical industry. It was introduced in order to protect against counterfeit or other misbranded products entering the legitimate supply chain.
This article, Serialization in the Pharmaceutical Industry, provides useful information, including this extract:
"The precondition for protection against counterfeit medicines is to produce a barcode (2d data matrix) that gives all production data (GTIN [Global Trade Item Number], expiration date, lot number) for one unit medicine. This distinctive marking ensures the authenticity and integrity of the medicine so that the manufacturer ensures that all the medicines are protected from intervention.”
Safety processes are there for a reason. Let's look at what these are, and where rules may have been 'bent'. Should we be concerned?
Read the article HERE
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