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3 Ways You Can Be Prepared for the FDA’s DSCSA Compliance 2023

Congress passed the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) 10 years ago.

Two milestones of the act named, lot-level tracking and product sterilization were achieved in the year 2015 and 2017 respectively.

But the deadline set by the FDA is difficult to achieve for many of the pharmacy suppliers.

November 27th, 2023 is the date set by the DSCSA to achieve enhanced electronic tracing of the products at the package level.

The Key to DSCSA Compliance in 2023

The DSCSA’s objective was to protect the drug supply chain from

  • Counterfeit drugs
  • Unapproved drugs
  • Potentially dangerous drugs

Implementing it has got various implications across the drug supply chain.

Pharmacy suppliers, distributors, wholesalers, and repackagers face difficulties due to the DSCSA’s mandatory changes.

Your pharmacy drug supply chain should help you stay on top of the news related to the updating DSCSA compliance regulations.

We’ve identified 3 ways with which you will be able to stay on top of the news and be prepared for the 2023 compliance.

3 Ways with which you will be Prepared for the 2023 Compliance

1. Ensure Compliance with Leading Technology

According to the DSCSA regulations, you should use readable barcodes and labels for the DSCSA to get the transactional information (TI).

Pharmaceutical suppliers and distributors are investing in software solutions for sharing and recording transaction statements and information.

Pharmacy distributors are a way to access the data rapidly.

This data includes:

  • Origin of the drugs
  • Movement of the drugs
  • Possession of the pharmacy products

With data analytics and visualization tools, pharmacy distributors can easily share the data with DSCSA regulators and other supply chain trading partners.

This data can be used for multiple purposes and not just to comply with the DSCSA compliance.

With the help of this data, you can:

  • Identify trends and patterns
  • Identify potential security risks
  • Improve inventory management
  • Create business efficiencies
  • Optimized distribution planning

These technology investments leave a huge impact on everyone associated with the pharmacy distributors – health systems, drug manufacturers, pharmacies, independent practitioners, etc.

2. Be Updated with the Latest Changes in the Pharmacy Regulations

You will need to establish regular communication with your pharmacy distributors and suppliers for getting all the latest updates related to the DSCSA and other pharmacy regulations.

Pharmaceutical suppliers and distributors are an effective source of DSCSA requirement updates.

Their cross-functional role in the drug supply chain helps them better understand the best ways for achieving DSCSA compliance.

They can assist in setting up the required changes in the processes for manufacturers as well as customers.

They can provide support and guidance on the DSCSA 2023 compliance requirements.

3. Ensure Interoperability with Effective Collaboration

You can collaborate with your pharmacy distributors and partners ahead of the DSCSA compliance deadline.

It will help you:

  • Identify vulnerabilities and potential risks in the drug supply chain
  • Develop alleviated strategies

You will be able to get guidance on supply chain safety and efficiency by working with various professional organizations and trade association members courtesy of your pharmaceutical suppliers or distributors.

With less than 6 months left for the DSCSA 2023 compliance requirements to take effect, you should take steps immediately for meeting them.

We’ve Developed a Software Solution for you

We call it an ecosystem for pharmacists where you can get all your unique pharmacy needs fulfilled.

As this solution possesses all the drug supply chain solutions along with being compliant with the regulations, the features of the solutions are designed according to every member of the drug supply chain.

Some of the features of this solution include:

  • Automated refill order reminders
  • Automated refills and orders
  • Automated prescription renewal reminders
  • Integration with the PBMS and partner software
  • Automated order placement in the partner software
  • Automated tracking details update
  • Automated emails and notification alerts from your pharmacy
  • Order sets for specific requirements
  • Reports of the saved costs
  • No limitation on the number of added partners
  • Customizable discount rates for each pharmacy partner

And the best part is,

You can get it customized as per your pharmacy needs.

But who are we?

We’re an Ontario-based local Canadian healthcare IT company.

We can proudly say that we work dedicatedly for the healthcare industry for 8+ years.

We follow a 17-step process for planning and developing your healthcare IT projects.

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