The Drug Supply Chain Security Act
Source: Public Law 113–54
On November 27, 2013, President Obama signed into law the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), P.L. 113-54 (27 Stat. 587). P.L. 113-54 contains two separate titles: Title I addresses drug compounding and is known as “the Compounding Quality Act,” and Title II is known as “the Drug Supply Chain Security Act” (DSCSA). The DSCSA enhances the security of the pharmaceutical supply chain by establishing a national system for tracing and serializing pharmaceutical products and for establishing national licensing standards for wholesale distributors and third-party logistics providers. The DSCSA is a huge step forward in reducing potential threats to supply chain security and patient safety associated with pharmaceutical distribution.
For the full text of the DSCSA, please review the Public Law.