Pharma Cos. Smell Victory In Push For Drug-Tracking System

Law360, New York (May 2, 2013, 9:08 PM EDT) -- With gathering momentum in Congress this year, experts say the pharmaceutical industry — including drugmakers, wholesalers and pharmacies — could win its push for a nationwide system to trace drugs through the supply chain, protecting brands from counterfeiters and preempting a stricter California law set to take effect in 2015. 

The industry has been lobbying for a nationwide drug-tracing system, in which each step of the supply chain logs where drug shipments came from and where they are going. Companies say such a system would make...
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