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Ventimiglia: Protect Patients by Strengthening Supply Chain

By establishing a uniform national tracing system that uses proven technologies, Congress can provide immediate and robust protections to the American consumer. If Congress fails to act, the consequences will be a patchwork quilt of inconsistent, incomplete and contradictory state laws, rules and regulations that will fail to strengthen the distribution supply chain.

With all components of the supply chain — pharmaceutical and biologics manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors, logistics providers and chain and community pharmacists — coming together to support a bipartisan solution, Congress can strengthen the integrity of our pharmaceutical supply chain right now by including an effective drug traceability solution within the user fee legislation.

Vince Ventimiglia, a principal of FaegreBD Consulting and former assistant secretary for legislation at the Department of Health and Human Services, serves as adviser to the Pharmaceutical Distribution Security Alliance.

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