Brazil Unveils First Drug-Tracking Platform

Friday, October 24, 2014

Source: FDA News

Regulators in Brazil have unveiled the country's first drug-tracking platform, a key piece of infrastructure that will connect Anvisa and drug registration holders as they implement the country's 2013 National Drug Control System.

The system, which must be fully adopted by December 2016, will require drugmakers to submit labels to Anvisa through XML files that display a two-dimensional barcode with a unique identifier. The system eventually will allow the regulator to track all drug movements in the country, including transport, receiving, delivery, production, importing, completion and corrections of products.

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