Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher
In March, I wrote how the FDA was seeking comments on how to handle prescription drugs. See https://veridify.com/RFID-Security-blog/?p=48.
Now that the date for providing comments has passed, RFID Journal has summarized the submissions.
Industry Opinion Favors RFID for Drug E-pedigree
Comments received by the FDA show a preference for RFID technology generally EPC for a pharmaceutical e-pedigree identification system, with 2-D bar-coding as a backup.
Read the rest of RFID Journal’s May 23rd article at http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/articleview/4096/1/1/
If you would like to see the individual comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov and in the middle search box put FDA-2008-N-0121. This is the docket number for the FDA’s Technologies for Prescription Drug Identification, Validation, Track and Trace, or Authentication; Request for Information. Comments related to the Standards for Standardized Numerical Identifier, Validation, Track and Trace, and Authentication for Prescription Drugs can be viewed by searching on docket number FDA-2008-N-0120.
SecureRF supports using secure RFID technology for prescription drug identification, validation, track and trace and authentication. You can view SecureRF’s submission to the FDA at http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main?main=DocketDetail&d=FDA-2008-N-0121.