How To Set Up A Medicines Traceability System
Regulators Say Bar Coding And Common Standards Should Be Key Features
With falsified and substandard medicines still posing a major threat to populations around the world, two international organizations have set out guidance on the best way to design and implement tracing systems that work together at global level using common standards and technology.
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