On June 30th, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave pharmacies a four-month extension to comply with the track and trace policy. This track and trace policy was original created in 2013 under the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA). Under the DQSA, was the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), which establish the ‘track and trace’ policy. If drugs were being counterfeited, the policy allows FDA to find them by tracking the serial number on drugs while it moves through out the supply chain.

However, pharmacies have been having a hard time putting the track and trace system into effect because it is hard to implement the policy into their current systems.

To read more about the granted time extension and the track and trace policy, read more here.