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Lawmakers urge national drug-tracking system
Modern Healthcare

House lawmakers pressed a Food and Drug Administration official on the need for a federal “track-and-trace” system that would boost the security of the pharmaceutical supply chain in the U.S. at a time when counterfeit or substandard drugs are increasingly of concern.

States, for the most part, regulate the drug supply chains in their regions, with some requiring paper or electronic transaction histories of drugs, which are called pedigrees.