Pharmacists: Utilize DSCSA Requirements to Protect Your Patients

Pharmacists, or “dispensers” under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act, need to know their responsibilities under the DSCSA to protect patients from receiving harmful drug products. The DSCSA includes requirements that pharmacies must follow to protect patients from receiving harmful drugs, such as counterfeit or other illegitimate drugs.

The DSCSA was enacted in 2013 to further secure our nation’s drug supply. It creates a tighter, closed prescription drug distribution system to prevent harmful drugs from entering the supply chain, detect harmful drugs if they do enter the supply chain, and enable rapid response when such drugs are found.

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