The DSCSA was passed in 2013, to be phased in over 10 years, and is intended to strengthen the US supply chain by preventing counterfeit and “gray market” medications from being introduced.

In order to do that, DSCSA requires ‘trading partners’ to have a verification system in place for medications to be tracked from the moment they are manufactured to the moment they are received at the dispensing site (in our case, the community pharmacy).

If you don’t have your verification system policies and procedures, you need them …

If you are going to need to fill out drug pedigrees, and your system can’t do it electronically, you need a standardized form that complies with the law.

What exactly is the law? Here’s an infographic to help you with that information (click image to enlarge):

Created and written by Alex Evans, PharmD, MBA

Additional Drug Supply Chain and Security Act Resources