HDA Guidelines for Bar Coding in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Available

The document serves as a resource on the use of GS1 system data structures and symbologies to comply with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act’s serialized product and data requirements.

Hda Barcode Guidelines 2021

Learn and apply the latest specifications and industry best practices for bar coding and labeling healthcare products with the newly updated HDA Guidelines for Bar Coding in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain. Now available as a complimentary download from HDA’s website, the guidelines reflect the most comprehensive updates since 2017 and were developed with technical expertise from HDA’s Bar Code Task Force.

The document serves as a resource on the use of GS1 system data structures and symbologies to comply with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act’s (DSCSA) serialized product and data requirements. Detailed guidance is included on:

  • Shipping case bar code label format
  • Inner packs
  • The latest FDA and USP recommendations
  •  Industry best practices for marking and placement of bar codes to be used in the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain

As the DSCSA compliance deadline of November 27, 2023, approaches, download this free resource for new changes in terminology, additional information on GS1 standards, label examples for serialized, non-serialized product, and more.

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