Videojet’s Pharma portal

Coding, marking regulations

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The Pharma Hub provides manufacturers with information on pharmaceutical regulations as they relate to coding and marking

With the global healthcare industry facing a number of new regulations on serialization and traceability for pharmaceutical products and medical devices, all with varying levels of compliance and with different deadlines depending on the country or region, staying on top of how and when to become compliant is becoming an ever more difficult task for manufacturers. The next three years will be the most critical for many manufacturers as they analyze, prepare and invest in the right coding and marking solution to help them comply. Therefore, Videojet Technologies, a global leader in coding, marking and printing solutions, has developed the Pharma Hub. The hub provides pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers with a reliable and comprehensive source of information to help
them meet the changing coding and labelling requirements.

Counterfeit medicines are a huge problem worldwide, accounting for an estimated 10% of the total market and it’s not just online purchasing where consumers are being affected; even legitimate sources such as pharmacies and hospitals could be at the risk of prescribing drugs that either don’t work or contain dangerous ingredients or harmful impurities.

The EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD 2011/62/EU) deadline was recently confirmed for February 2019 while the implementation of the US Drugs Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) will happen gradually over the next eight years. The medical device industry also have a number of deadlines to meet between now and 2018 when the Unique Device Identification (UDI) system must be implemented in full on all medical devices. While some big pharmaceutical brands have already started the journey to implement a compliant coding and marking solution, the road is long, and there will be many other manufacturers that are yet to start the process. The Pharma Hub considers all major regulations and will offer advice on topics such as system integration, serialization and new or alternative coding solutions that can address industry challenges. The Pharma Hub will also provide application support and educational documentation such as white papers, customer success stories, application videos and regulatory infographics.

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