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Pharmaceutical Groups Urge FDA To Upgrade From NDC To GTIN To Avoid Conflicts With DSCSA

Executive Summary

Pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors complain that FDA’s plan to add digits to the NDC would be a mistake and could potentially conflict with global standards as well as the bar code technology systems put into place under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act. They suggest embedding the NDC into the GS1 Global Trade Identification number (GTIN) to avoid these conflicts.

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