Manufacturers, repackagers, wholesalers, and pharmacy dispensers face a range of product verification requirements under the U.S. Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). Depending on business operations and product flows, network entities may need to: verify, or respond to verification requests of serialized product identity:
- For saleable returns in the supply chain
- When investigating product identity for potentially suspect or illegitimate products
- When responding to an inquiry from the FDA or other regulatory body.
In addition, the safety and efficiency of the product supply chain is always under threat from recalled or expired products moving unnoticed through product supply operations. Finally, specialty drug distribution programs and other special supply chain scenarios rely on accurate and timely updates on product status as products are received, shipped, transferred, or otherwise handled across operations.