The Drug Supply Chain Security Act outlines critical steps to building an electronic, interoperable system to identify and trace certain prescription drugs as they are distributed in the United States. Drug manufacturers, wholesale drug distributors, repackagers, and many dispensers (primarily pharmacies) will have new and significant responsibilities under the Act. The development of the system will be phased in with new requirements over a 10-year period. However, several of these provisions will begin in 2015. In this program, Angelo Cifaldi and Satish Poondi of Wilentz, Goldman, and Spitzer, P.A., discuss these new provisions and the legal impact they will have on the pharmaceutical industry and the individual pharmacy.
I. Grasp the history of the Act and the new requirements imposed by the Act
II. Define key terms, including “pedigree,” “Drug Supply Chain Integrity,” and “product tracing”
III. Comprehend the gray market that has emerged and its meaning in the legal and ethical contexts
IV. Identify good practices to prevent legal issues in the purchase of medications
V. Recognize the clinical and economic impact of drug shortages
VI. Understand the impact of the Act as it relates to the pharmacy’s relationship with vendors, patients, and third party insurances
The attorneys were engaging and informative. I really enjoyed this course.
Very informative especially for anyone in the healthcare industry.
Nice presentation - interesting subject.
Very informative. I know nothing about drug supply chains, and I learned a lot. It's even scarier than I realized.
This might not be everybody's topic area but it is interesting.
I didn't think this would be interesting, but it was!
Very informative and well presented course.
Excellent presentation. Presenters were knowledgeable, dispensing practical and useful information.
This was one of the better programs. Thanks!
Both instructors are outstanding and it was great to have such current materials.
Unique subject matter but they did a good job with it. Impressive speakers.
They seemed fun.
excellent and fascinating for a novice like myself
Very interesting session!
Very informative on a law I did not at all know about in an interesting area.
Very eye opening and a well delivered presentation
Really liked these presenters
The experience and academic accomplishments of the faculty shines in this training module. The importance of he topic cannot be overstated.
Practical, useful, informative.
Instructive program. Relevant to all-a medical catastrophe can impact any family and put them in need of specialized drugs etc. Well organized presentation and materials.
the more specific information was useful
very well done
Both presenters are extremely knowledgeable.