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November 15, 2005

Raining Data offers new e-pedigree application

In connection to Sun Microsystems' recently launched RFID offering for the pharmaceutical industry, data management software firm Raining Data is set to introduce an e-pedigree application which will allows users to create, manage and certify pedigree data across the supply chain

By CBR Staff Writer

ePedigrees are documents that provide for a chain of custody in the pharmaceutical supply chain that traces each drug’s chain of ownership from the pharmacy back to the manufacturer. Raining Data’s ePedigree System and ePharma Application Suite provides for compliance with various state pedigree legislation as well as the federal Prescription Drug Marketing Act (PDMA), both of which are designed to eradicate counterfeit drugs from the American drug supply chain.

Through its enhanced ePedigree System, Raining Data provides a solution for dispensing item-level pharmaceutical track and trace devices with RFID. ePedigrees that are linked to the RFID tag on the drug travel with it through the supply chain.

The advantages of this technological maneuver are twofold. The enhanced ePedigree provides an advanced monitoring and security system to the pharmaceutical supply chain which improves patient safety, and also helps to contain costs which might otherwise be incurred through labor costs and loss of product through expiration and diversion.

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