Drug Supply Chain Security Act

Comprehensive Safe Medication Practices

Quick blog this time. Over the past several years, we have seen more and more requests from our pharmacy members looking for “Comprehensive Safe Medications Practices” or “Medication Safety Practices.” These requests are typically arising during the credentialing process with PBMs. In general, the PBMs are looking for how you ensure the medication you are dispensing is “safe” for the patient. Ultimately safe medication practices start before you even order the medication from the wholesaler/manufacturer and end at the point…

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Enhanced Drug Distribution Security System

In the last blog, we discussed the Drug Supply Chain Security Act. Today we want to discuss the change that is effective on 11/27/2023, the Enhanced Drug Distribution Security (EDDS). We will review what is in place today and how that will change as part of EDDS. Where we are today concerning the EDDS Today, you order your prescription drugs from an authorized trading partner (ATP). The ATP will send you transaction data before or at delivery. This data includes…

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Drug Supply Chain Security Act in Pharmacy: Today and Tomorrow

The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) has been with us for almost nine years as part of the FDA’s Plan to protect the U.S. drug supply chain. The culmination of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act will reach its final implementation goal in November 2023. On 11/27/2023, all trading partners (Manufacturers, Wholesalers, and Dispensers (including Pharmacies) will need to begin using an “Enhanced Drug Distribution Security System.” However, before we talk about that, let’s talk about what you need…

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