other Serialization requirements around the world:
a quick overview
To make the pharmaceutical supply chain safer and ensure patients get the medicines they need, the Russian Ministry of Health intends to put in place serialization and aggregation requirements for drugs.
To ensure a safe and efficient pharmaceutical supply chain, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) is planning to implement serialization and track&trace measures. As per a notification published in June 2017, all drugs will have to be uniquely identified and serialized in the future.
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has published the latest version of the Saudi Drug Code (SDC) in November 2016. Its aim is to fight against counterfeit pharmaceuticals and to make Saudi Arabia’s drug supply chain safer and more efficient.
On December 28, 2016, after lengthy discussions and a temporary suspension of already active legislation related to pharmaceutical serialization, the Brazilian President signed the law 13.410, thus amending the ones dating back to 2009 and 2013.