Pharmaceutical - Achieving readable codes for serialization
October 29, 2020
Article Courtesy of Videojet Technologies
Many pharmaceutical companies face challenges ensuring their codes are readable, and that they are compliant with regulations. In fact, an assessment conducted by AmerisourceBergen and McKesson Pharmaceutical, in collaboration with GS1 Healthcare US®, revealed that only 6.6% of more than 16,000 products scanned for the study had a readable bar code containing all four DSCSA-required data elements. This shocking finding illustrates the need to pretest product codes for readability. It also shows the necessity for manufacturers to partner with a coding specialist who understands code requirements, the nuances of product packaging, and production processes.
Read more to find out the three-step process to optimize code quality.