ePedigree and its Requirements
ePedigree provides information of drug movement in entire supply chain – From manufacturing to Pharmacy. This has been initiated by California board of pharmacy as a part of anti-counterfeit drugs program. This will provide genuine medicine to patients and also secure product authenticity and reduce loss due to stolen identity.
Analyzing ePedigree in print form may be tedious because it may run in pages providing details of manufactures and various transactions done till it reaches Pharmacy. It would be better to get the details in a report where a product authenticator can perform due diligence on product to confirm its identity.
Let us understand what kind of information is required on pedigree report and how it can be analyzed to confirm product identity.
Product information should include
Pack size and unit size
Shelf life information
Date of manufacture, Date of expiry, batch number
Place of manufacture
Details of Transactions executed between two parties while moving drugs from one place to other. For eg: sales order, stock transfer order etc
Name of the seller
Key person in seller’s team to contact in case of product discrepancy
Name of the customer
Key person in customer’s team to contact in case of product discrepancy
Below are mock SAP screen shots helping to design ePedigree report.