An interesting article of the USP on the future USP chapters for supply chain integrity and security can be found in the Pharmacopoeial Forum 40(2).
Supply Chain Integrity and Security (SCIS) is defined as a set of procedures and technologies which are used to ensure visibility and traceability of products within the supply chain.
This aims to protect end consumers against counterfeit products. The ultimate aim is to detect falsified products and prevent them from entering the supply chain and thus the market.
The risks may include:
Among the risks involved in the supply chain security is mainly theft of products during storage and/ or transportation which frequently occurs in the practice.
At the end of this guideline, you can find an appendix listing the definition of various terms like:
More information about the new Chapter <1083.4> can be found on the USP website of the Pharmacopeial Forum (PF).