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WDSrx IMPLEMENTS DSCSA PHARMACEUTICAL 3PL COMPLIANCE PRIOR TO FDA DEADLINE

Pharmaceutical 3PL Provider Selects ROC IT, TraceLink and Optel Vision For DSCSA Implementation

Boca Raton, FL (August 22, 2016)  — WDSrx, a pharmaceutical 3PL provider based in Boca Raton, FL selected ROC IT, TraceLink and Optel Vision to assist with the transition to comply with requirements in the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).  The law requires all companies within the pharmaceutical supply chain to develop an electronic system designed to increase patient safety by minimizing drug diversion and reducing counterfeit products.  The FDA set a compliance deadline of November 2017 which WDSrx anticipates completing by March 2017.  Pharmaceutical manufacturers that do not confirm their supply chain is DSCSA-compliant before the deadline risk affecting patient health and may face regulatory penalties.

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WDSrx warehouse facilities are located in Boca Raton, FL and in Sugar Land, TX

“As a Third Party Logistics (3PL) provider that also has active packaging lines, WDSrx is making a considerable financial investment to transition our packaging operations, distribution centers, IT infrastructure, training and quality assurance to meet current and future DQSA/DSCSA requirements,” according to WDSrx President Adam Runsdorf.

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WDSrx services include on-site pharmaceutical packaging and labeling requiring upgrades to comply with DSCSA guidelines.

The WDSrx Information Technology team is responsible for the overall program implementation and integration with the WDSrx Footprint ® Warehouse Management System (WMS) by Datex Corporation.  The WDSrx Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Department will be deeply involved in training and documentation during this process.

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Handheld scanners in the warehouse must be upgraded to read 2D barcodes in order to collect the additional information required for DSCSA compliance.

“WDSrx fully comprehends the urgent nature to DSCSA compliance and the impact on the entire pharmaceutical supply chain, as evidenced by their proactive plan to maintain full operations during their transition to serialization,” said Shabbir Dahod, president and CEO, TraceLink. “We are pleased to work with WDSrx to build a comprehensive, integrated track and trace program by leveraging TraceLink’s proven solution and pooling our collective industry expertise to achieve superior results in a short timeframe, in order to comply with DSCSA well ahead of deadline.”

For further information contact Larry Hotz, (561) 998-3885 x 304 or lhotz@wdsrx.com.  Learn more about WDSrx at www.wdsrx.com and www.twitter.com/WDSrx.  Read our Whitepaper “DSCSA Implementation For Pharmaceutical 3PL Providers.”

ABOUT WDSrx

Woodfield Distribution, LLC (“WDSrx”) provides integrated pharmaceutical 3PL managed services and value-added solutions empowering the Life Sciences industry.  Supply chain operations include Warehousing, Storage, Fulfillment, Transportation Management, Cold-Chain Capability, Reverse Logistics and Regulatory Compliant Product Disposition.  Value-added solutions include on-site Packaging and Labeling, Physician Sampling and Outreach, Patient Assistance Programs, E-Commerce Solutions and Financial Services Management.  State licensed nationally, WDSrx operates from secure facilities in Boca Raton, Florida and Sugar Land, Texas.  Operations are licensed to meet cGMP, FDA, DEA, EPA, DOT, VAWD and Federal, State and Regulatory Agency requirements for handling of Over-The-Counter, Prescription and Controlled Substance (CII-CV) pharmaceutical products.  WDSrx operations utilize the international GS1 barcode standard that creates a single platform to identify, capture and share authorized information with other businesses and regulatory authorities.  WDSrx is a proud member of HDMA, Specialty Pharma Association, BioFlorida, BioHouston, BioNJ and NACDS.

ABOUT DATEX

Datex FootPrint 3PL WMS is a comprehensive Warehouse Management System developed for the Third Party Logistics industry. The system accommodates multiple customers with varying needs and businesses practices.  www.datexcorp.com

ABOUT TRACELINK

TraceLink works with life sciences supply chain companies to protect patients and save lives, transforming the way that the industry does business with innovative track and trace solutions. TraceLink is dedicated to helping our customers – from 16 of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies to corner pharmacies – enable the global distribution of safe drugs and achieve compliance in the most cost effective way.

TraceLink’s Life Sciences Cloud is a secure and validated cloud solution with a proven network model designed specifically for life sciences companies. TraceLink’s purpose-built and scalable architecture, coupled with its close integration with ROC IT and Optel, will enable WDSrx to optimize its warehouse operations for serialization well ahead of the November 2017 deadline.  www.tracelink.com

ABOUT ROC IT

ROC IT Solutions enables serialized label printing, tag management, receiving, picking, shipping, returns, deactivation, aggregation and de-aggregation (rework) at all points in the supply chain, from manufacturers to wholesalers, 3PLs, distributors and retailers. Through more accurate and efficient supply chain serialization, ROC IT Solutions helps companies protect revenues, combat counterfeiting and diversion and ensure consumer safety.

ROC IT’s EdgeTRAC™ software suite enables supply chain serialization through “intelligent edge data capture.” Our solutions allow companies to capture and process data for serialized assets at the edge of the supply chain, where materials handling takes placewww.rocitsolutions.com

ABOUT OPTEL VISION

Optel Vision’s mission is to integrate technologies such as automated vision and serialized systems to assure product integrity, improve customer safety and increase sustainability of their business. www.optelvision.com

Are any Controlled Substances (CII) included in your return? If so, please press "Yes" and complete the DEA 222 Request Form. You can also contact Jason Solomon at jsolomon@wdsrx.com or (561) 998-3885 x316.