Gov­ern­ment-backed pi­lots in­ves­ti­gate how tech can bet­ter se­cure the drug sup­ply chain

The FDA is look­ing to form a tighter grip on se­cu­ri­ty for the wider drug sup­ply chain and shared the first re­sults from a pi­lot pro­gram aimed at ac­com­plish­ing that goal.

The Drug Sup­ply Chain Se­cu­ri­ty Act (DSC­SA), en­act­ed in 2013, di­rect­ed the FDA to ex­plore meth­ods to boost the safe­ty and se­cu­ri­ty of the drug sup­ply chain. In 2019, the FDA set up pi­lot pro­grams to help the agency and oth­er play­ers in the sup­ply chain un­der­stand more tech­ni­cal as­pects of the sup­ply chain and as­sist with find­ing ar­eas of se­cu­ri­ty im­prove­ment. Around 20 groups signed on to the pi­lot pro­gram, in­clud­ing Sanofi and Amerisource­Ber­gen, in ad­di­tion to some health tech com­pa­nies and aca­d­e­m­ic cen­ters.

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