Judge Aims to Halt FDA's E-PedigreeBy Renee Boucher Ferguson | Posted 12-13-2006
A federal lawsuit filed by eight pharmaceutical wholesalers against the FDA's Department of Health and Human Services, has been answered with a preliminary injunction issued Dec. 8.
The result: The FDA's pedigree mandate has been stayed, potentially for years, as the courts work through the legal claims of the wholesalers.
The ruling, while it may not cause huge ripples in the pharmaceutical industry itselfmany distributors are already complying with state pedigree mandatescould have a chilling impact on the proliferation of RFID in the pharmaceutical industry.
While it has not mandated a specific technology that companies have to use to determine a drug's pedigree, the FDA strongly supports the use of RFID.
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