IPC SecureLink - DSCSA Compliance

Trusted DSCSA Compliance Solution for Independent Pharmacies

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Are you an independent pharmacy seeking a reliable and unique solution to comply with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) while ensuring the safety and authenticity of the drugs you dispense? The FDA recommends stores DO NOT DELAY DSCSA COMPLIANCE. IPC SecureLink ensures your pharmacy’s compliance with DSCSA track and trace requirements at the product level with access to all information for reporting and accessing required information in the event of an audit. ​

DSCSA Compliance Label in Warehouse

How IPC SecureLink Makes DSCSA Compliance Easy:

DSCSA Compliance Made Easy

We understand the complexities of DSCSA compliance. IPC SecureLink is not just another vendor solution:​

  • Tailored to meet your unique needs​
  • Effortlessly track and trace orders down to the product level ​
  • Ensuring complete adherence to the law ​
  • Safeguarding your pharmacy

Exclusive Member Benefits

As a member of the IPC community, you gain access to SecureLink at a special discounted rate.

  • Lowest possible price.
  • SecureLink protects your pharmacy and boosts your bottom line with incredible value.​

All-in-One DSCSA Compliance Package

SecureLink offers an all-encompassing package that includes:​

  • Comprehensive training for your team​
  • Standard operating procedures (SOPs)​
  • Audit support ​
  • Peace of mind knowing that you are fully prepared for any compliance audit

What does the FDA’s delay of enforcement of the DSCSA EDDs requirements mean to pharmacies?

The DSCSA act in and of itself has not been delayed; the FDA is allowing suppliers additional time to complete the conversion from current state transmission of ASN via EDI 856 to EPCIS file formats in what they term a “Stabilization Period.”

FDA generally expects trading partners to have the systems and processes in place to meet
the EDDS requirements as of November 27, 2023. Reference the FDA Guidance document.

What is DSCSA? ​

The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) is a critical piece of legislation enacted to enhance the security and traceability of pharmaceutical products as they move through the supply chain. It aims to safeguard the public health by identifying and eliminating counterfeit, adulterated, or stolen drugs from entering the market.​

Get more answers to your questions with our FAQs list below.

Solve your DSCSA Compliance issues today. ​

IPC GPO members can get started with IPC SecureLink by completing the form on the right.

Shop with confidence, know your purchases are DSCSA compliant.

IPC’s warehouse is DSCSA Compliant. Your orders include product level serialization and tracking. Start shopping here.

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Can I delay compliance with DSCSA requirements since the latest FDA announcement on August 30th, 2023?2023-09-11T13:03:29-06:00

The FDA DOES NOT RECOMMEND DELAYING compliance with DSCSA requirements for product-level serialization. The 08/30/23 announcement states that the FDA is providing a “Stabilization Period” before it will enforce the Enhanced Drug Distribution Security Requirements Under Section 582(g)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act – Compliance Policies.  Reference the Guidance Document DSCSA Standards for the Interoperable Exchange of Information for Tracing of Certain Human, Finished, Prescription Drugs.

IPC has partnered with industry leaders PRS and Advasur to provide you with IPC SecureLink to provide our GPO members with the most straightforward solution for meeting the requirements for DSCSA now. Complete the form above to get started. If you have additional questions about SecureLink, please email [email protected].

How do I get my DSCSA data from IPC?2023-08-18T08:28:03-06:00

You can download it from our website. We can also send you an EPCIS file through a trading partner you choose.

What is an EPCIS file?2023-08-18T08:28:02-06:00

Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) is a global GS1 Standard for creating and sharing visibility event data. It enables supply chain visibility by sharing data using a common language across, between, and within enterprises.

How can my pharmacy set up an EPCIS connection?2023-08-23T09:03:48-06:00

Email [email protected] with your request and let us know which third-party company you want to use. You will need to include your GLN (Global Location Number).

Do I need a third-party partner to follow the rules?2023-09-05T15:02:04-06:00

No. If you purchase from a single or dual source, you will be able to use those portals to get the information required. If you choose to use a 3rd party vendor, they can provide additional support including validating licenses, file formats, operational/audit support, etc. IPC GPO members have access to IPC SecureLink powered by PRS/Advasur.

What is a GLN?2023-08-18T08:27:58-06:00

Global Location Number – Uniquely identifies parties and locations to track products through the supply chain, assigned by GS1. GLNs are necessary for any EPCIS file transactions. GLNs are identifiers that can be shared with all trading partners and are not wholesaler specific.

How do I get a GLN?2023-08-23T09:05:09-06:00

McKesson will provide owners with 9 stores or less with GLN – Warehouse Customers should check with their primary wholesaler). You can purchase a GLN from GS1.

Do I need a GLN for my pharmacy?2023-08-18T08:27:56-06:00

You only need a GLN if you’re receiving EPCIS files.

When can I see the new DSCSA information from IPC?2023-08-18T08:27:56-06:00

We’re working on connecting our systems with our suppliers. Once they’re ready, we’ll start gathering the data. We’re getting everything ready by November 1.

Will the rules for returning products change?2023-08-18T08:27:55-06:00

Yes, there will be stricter rules based on the federal law. When you return a product, we’ll ask you to confirm its serial number and match it with our records. We’ll also need to make sure the returned product matches the original information from when it was sold.

What changes should my pharmacy make?2023-09-11T10:48:04-06:00

Be ready to show information to the FDA or State BOP within 24 hours if they ask. Have a plan to keep suspicious products separate and report them to the FDA within a day. You can find more details from NCPA. 

IPC has partnered with PRS and Advasur to provide our GPO members with a full-service solution at the lowest possible price when you sign up before September 30th, 2023. Do not delay getting your pharmacy fully compliant with DSCSA requirements with NO signup fee and a complete solution for your store.

Need more information about DSCSA compliance? Speak with an IPC expert.

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