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Using the FDA's DSCSA Stabilization Period: Your DSCSA Compliance Partner

August 27, 2023

Dear Valued Partners,

At LSPedia, we stand at the forefront of pharmaceutical compliance solutions, committed to guiding you through the ever-evolving landscape of regulatory requirements. Today, we are thrilled to share pivotal news concerning the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) and the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) recent decision to provide a stabilization period through November 27, 2024.

Supporting FDA's Forward-Thinking Decision

We applaud the FDA's proactive approach in recognizing the intricate challenges faced by trading partners — manufacturers, wholesale distributors, dispensers, and repackagers — in achieving full DSCSA compliance by November 27, 2023. In its latest guidance, the FDA announced that it would allow a stabilization period of one year past the prior deadline, providing additional time for trading partners to stabilize their systems and processes for robust and interoperable product tracing.

A Clear Focus: November 27, 2023

In its guidance, FDA clearly states that it "generally expects trading partners to have the systems and processes in place to meet these requirements as of November 27, 2023." We understand the significance of this date and its implications for the pharmaceutical industry, underscoring the urgency for trading partners to make their DSCSA solutions fully operational, even as we embrace the flexibility that the stabilization period brings.

Beyond November 27, 2023: The Pursuit of Interoperability

The FDA acknowledges that achieving full interoperability is a complex journey, and we echo its sentiment: "The Agency also understands that additional time beyond November 27, 2023 may be needed for systems to stabilize and be fully interoperable." It is with this understanding that we, as your dedicated partners, support your endeavors in navigating the intricate path towards seamless electronic data exchange.

DSCSA’s Immediate Compliance Requirements

Though FDA has extended this timeline for certain DSCSA requirements, it’s vital for every business to be aware of the present imperatives of compliance. Critical DSCSA requirements are already in force, demanding attention and adherence now. LSPedia will remain steadfast in guiding you through these obligations to protect your business and ensure the safety, integrity, and authenticity of the pharmaceutical supply chain.

LSPedia: Your Partner in Compliance

As we navigate these dynamics together, rest assured that LSPedia remains your trusted partner, unwavering in our commitment to your success. With our industry-leading OneScan DSCSA software, propelled by its ability to integrate seamlessly with all systems, we offer the tools you need to comply with DSCSA’s requirements comprehensively and effectively. Our partnership transcends compliance, empowering your team and supporting your company’s growth and resilience.

Moving Forward Together

In this pivotal phase of DSCSA implementation, we encourage you to focus on readiness while embracing the extended timeline. Our experts are here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring that your DSCSA solution isn’t just compliant, but optimized for your unique operational needs.

Your Questions, Our Expertise

Should you have any questions or concerns, or if you need guidance in navigating these regulatory changes, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re committed to your success, and will leverage our expertise to give you the clarity and support you need.

Together, let's seize this moment of transition, using it to fortify our commitment to pharmaceutical integrity and patient safety.

Your success is our mission.

Warm regards,

Daniel MacKinnon
VP, Sales & Marketing
LSPedia, Inc.