USP To Bring Global Perspective To Track And Trace Discussion
This article was originally published in The Gold Sheet
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention released a framework Jan. 4 for instituting supply chain security measures and plans a May workshop with speakers from other countries to discuss their programs for tracking drug components and products through distribution channels.
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