Draft Bill Would Create U.S. Rx Drug Tracking System
A bipartisan group of senators has released a draft bill that would create a nationwide electronic system to track the distribution of prescription drugs. The proposed measure would require every entity in the prescription drug supply chain to provide electronic transaction information during ownership changes, strengthen licensing requirements for wholesale drug distributors and require FDA to maintain a database of such distributors.
- "Four Senators Push Bill To Improve Medicine Tracking in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain" (Sell, "PhillyPharma," Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/22).
- "Mental Health Advocates Look for Next Move" (Millman, "Pulse," Politico, 4/22).