Pharma Logistics’ grand opening of its reverse-distribution center – Pharmaceutical Commerce

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According to the article:

“Pharma Logistics has officially opened its new reverse-distribution center in Libertyville, expanding and combining previous operations in Mundelein and Libertyville, IN.

Part of the growth opportunity comes from the October 2019 acquisition of the pharmaceutical reverse-logistics business of Stericyle, a major player in medical waste and reverse logistics. Pharmaceutical reverse logistics was valued at $13 billion annually in a 2018 HDA study.”

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Mediledger completes FDA blockchain pilot with 7 of top 10 pharma firms – Ledger Insights

According to the article:

“Blockchain startup Mediledger has published the results of its FDA blockchain pilot for the pharmaceutical supply chain. Numerous separate groups applied to the FDA and ran pilots for the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) 2023 milestone for package-level tracing, with this being one of the largest groups. Mediledger’s participants included all three major U.S. wholesalers, seven out of ten of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, massive dispensers Walgreens and Walmart, as well as logistics firms such as FedEx.”

Read the source article:  Mediledger completes FDA blockchain pilot with 7 of top 10 pharma firms – Ledger Insights


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Here comes drug importation – Pharmaceutical Commerce

According to the article:

“The Trump Administration wants to start a drug-importation program from Canada for both small-molecule and biologic products. The program would be a “time-limited Section 804 importation program” (SIP), with the SIP program sponsored by “a pharmacist, a wholesaler, or another State or non-federal governmental entity” and subject to FDA review. Additional language in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) gives guidance on how manufacturers themselves could set up reimportation. The NPRM is available in draft form today (Dec. 18), and is expected to be published officially in the Federal Register on Dec. 23.”

Read the source article:  Here comes drug importation – Pharmaceutical Commerce


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FDA Enforcement Delay of Wholesale Distributor Verification Requirement for Saleable Returns – LSPediA

“The US FDA published a compliance policy final guidance document on September 23, 2019, announcing a one-year enforcement discretion for the Wholesale Distributor Verification Requirement for Saleable Returned Drug Product.

If you’re a wholesaler or a manufacturer rushing to meet the November 2019 deadline, this guidance is significant. But before you breathe a sigh of relief, you need to read the entire guidance document and the entirety this LSPediA article.”

Read the full source article:  FDA Enforcement Delay of Wholesale Distributor Verification Requirement for Saleable Returns – LSPediA

View the FDA final guidance document:  Wholesale Distributor Verification Requirement for Saleable Returned Drug Product — Compliance Policy – Guidance for Industry (PDF)


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Theft and Sabotage in the Supply Chain is Big Business – HealthcarePackaging.com

“Supply chain theft is estimated at $35-40 billion per year in the US, and today’s threats to the commercial supply chain are different than those of the past. Logistics companies are perfect targets, and those that aren’t aware of the changes are more likely to fall prey.”

“Brandman discussed why theft-related loss is getting worse, and said that the value of the product plus a low risk factor, lax security and an inadequate criminal justice system equals high gain, low risk. Plus, says Brandman, the internet combined with small parcel delivery service make it easy to distribute stolen goods. Thieves – often internal – who work together can result in significant loss to the company.”

Read the full article:  Theft and Sabotage in the Supply Chain is Big Business – HealthcarePackaging.com


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The Growing Trend of PBM Track-And-Trace Audits – Frier Levitt

The Growing Trend of PBM Track-And-Trace Audits – Frier Levitt

“Pharmacies are being asked [to] provide transaction history, transaction information, and transaction statement, and to maintain such records for not less than six years after the transaction.”

“Pharmacies are expected to ensure that wholesalers provide the aforementioned information at the time of purchase or be in a position to provide this information at the time of a request. Such requests are being made despite pharmacies having purchased from duly, licensed, and verifiable wholesalers.”

Read the full source article:  The Growing Trend of PBM Track-And-Trace Audits – Frier Levitt


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Pharmacists must sign, receive drugs delivered to pharmacy by wholesaler – The Script

To be in full compliance with pharmacy law, refer to Business and Professions Code (BPC) section 4059.5(a), which states:

“Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, dangerous drugs or dangerous devices may only be ordered by an entity licensed by the board and shall be delivered to the licensed premises and signed for and received by a pharmacist.” (Emphasis added.)

Read the full article:  Pharmacists must sign, receive drugs delivered to pharmacy by wholesaler – The Script (March 2019 page 9)


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How DSCSA Changes the Licensing Landscape | Pharmaceutical Executive


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The impact of new 3PL licensing

The big license aftershock following the DSCSA earthquake came when the FDA redefined the parameters of 3PL companies. Before the passage of DSCSA, 3PL companies could be licensed as a wholesaler. Now, that’s no longer the case.”

Read the entire article to learn how the DSCSA impacts third-party logistics providers (3PLs).

Read the complete article (source): How DSCSA Changes the Licensing Landscape | Pharmaceutical Executive


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TraceLink Bags $93M, Plans A.I. & Blockchain Tools for Drug Tracking – Xconomy

“Another area of interest for TraceLink is blockchains, the online, distributed ledger systems that power cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. TraceLink is developing blockchain-based software to help the pharma industry meet certain track and trace requirements in the U.S. Drug Supply Chain Security Act, Dahod says. He says the company will release more details about the project by the end of the year.”

Read the full source article: Xconomy: TraceLink Bags $93M, Plans A.I. & Blockchain Tools for Drug Tracking


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Wholesalers are asked to report key details on suspicious orders of controlled substances – The Script

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Wholesalers are asked to report key details on suspicious orders of controlled substances – The Script July 2018 p. 13 (a publication of the California State Board of Pharmacy)

“A wholesaler, upon discovery, shall notify the board in writing of any suspicious orders of controlled substances placed by a California-licensed pharmacy or wholesaler by providing the board a copy of the information that the wholesaler provides to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.  Suspicious orders include, but are not limited to, orders of unusual size, orders deviating substantially from a normal pattern, and orders of unusual frequency.”

The Board requests, ” . . . that reports include explicit information as to why the wholesaler deemed the order suspicious. For example, indicate if (1) the order was of an unusual size, (2) the order deviated substantially from the normal pattern, or (3) the order was of an unusual frequency.”

Reference:   On Oct.
7, 2017, Governor Brown signed
into law Assembly Bill 401.
This bill added Business and
Professions Code section 4169.1


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