As expected, Governor Schwarzenegger finally signed SB1307, the California bill extending the implementation deadline for the state's serialized e-pedigree law. See CA E-Pedigree: Going to ... 2015 for background and implications.
On a related note, check out Pharmaceutical Commerce's Serialization Survey, which shows that most manufacturers plan to continue with serialization initiatives (based on responses from 82 pharma/bio manufacturers). At the time of the survey, about one-quarter are currently serializing product or conducting a production pilot, while 35 manufacturers (43%) were planning to get started within 12 months.
As I noted in September, “mass serialization” will become increasingly important for supply chain security efforts at multinational drug makers, especially given the new serialization requirements in countries such as
In contrast, I expect to be writing much less about pedigree in Drug Channels over the next 12 months.