Electronic Barcoding

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Two UPC Resellers Settle FTC Invitation to Collude Investigation

On July 28, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission accepted, subject to final approval, settlements with InstantUPCCodes.com (“Instant”) and Nationwide Barcode (“Nationwide”), two of the leading barcode resellers, and their...more

FDA Tightens Requirement for Patient-Specific Prescriptions in the Wake of the Meningitis Outbreak

In a letter to compounding pharmacy PharMEDium, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated it was no longer willing to accept an alternate method of satisfying the requirement for a patient-specific prescription. In...more

Chinese FDA Imposes Mandatory Electronic Barcoding on Imported Drugs

The State Food and Drug Administration (“SFDA”) issued a Notice on Relevant Issues Concerning Imposing Electronic Barcoding on Imported Drugs (“Notice”) on January 29, 2013 with immediate effect. Pursuant to the Notice,...more

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