Navigation Links
Golden State Medical Supply Selects IBM Technology to Comply With California Prescription Drug Pedigree Regulations
Date:4/15/2008

ARMONK, N.Y. and CAMARILLO, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and California contract manufacturer Golden State Medical Supply (GSMS) today announced GSMS will be ready to comply with California's landmark prescription drug pedigree regulations this year. GSMS is using IBM technology to manage serialized drug pedigree information and offer new services to their customers.

The California Board of Pharmacy recently gave the pharmaceutical industry a two-year extension to January 1, 2011 to comply with its regulations, which are the first of their kind. The GSMS-IBM collaboration will be ready to begin this summer, well in advance of the state's original effective date.

The issue of the safety of the world's prescription drug supply is continuing to gain attention. The Center for Medicines in the Public Interest projects that global revenues lost due to counterfeit drug sales will reach $75 billion by 2010, a 92 percent increase from 2005.

"We applaud the efforts of any company that continues to work toward meeting the original 2009 deadline for compliance with California's electronic pedigree system," said Virginia Herold, executive director of the California State Board of Pharmacy. "We believe the California law for electronic pedigree is the most effective means to add security to the pharmaceutical supply chain."

In addition to enabling GSMS to act in accordance with new and emerging ePedigree regulations, IBM's Solution for Pharmaceutical Track & Trace will give GSMS the technology infrastructure to offer new services for the pharmaceutical industry. For example, the company could provide ePedigree compliance services to manufacturers that have not yet determined how they will comply with the California regulations.

"We chose to team with IBM because GSMS is committed to protecting the pharmaceutical drug supply. The issue of counterfeit drug sales is an important one for our industry and our work with IBM reflects our desire to be part of the solution," said Jim Stroud, president and CEO, GSMS Medical Supply Inc.

"Golden State Medical Supply's selection of IBM for this project shows that our Pharmaceutical Track & Trace Solution is as viable for small and mid-sized operations as it is for the titans of the pharmaceutical industry," said Christian Clauss, director of sensor network solutions, IBM.

IBM is providing GSMS software, hardware, and services. The ePedigree capability will be provided by the IBM WebSphere RFID Information Center, a high performance data repository that allows companies to manage and share information with trading partners to authenticate pharmaceuticals. The product is compliant with both GS1 EPCglobal's Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) standard, and its Drug Pedigree Standard. In addition to using the software for ePedigrees, GSMS will be able to use it to address business needs such as chargeback resolution and expiration management.

Serialized drug pedigree information will be provided to the WebSphere RFID Information Center by the IBM WebSphere Premises Server. The Premises Server will enhance key business processes in GSMS' packaging facility and distribution center using 2D barcodes, RFID and other types of sensors.

The software will be run on IBM System x servers, which will be provided by IBM Business Partner Direct Systems Support.

About Golden State Medical Supply, Inc.

In business since 1986, Golden State Medical Supply, Inc. is a contract manufacturer licensed by the California State Board of Pharmacy to sell pharmaceuticals to our valued partners in the medical industry. For more information, visit http://www.gsms.us

About IBM

For more information on IBM's Solution for Pharmaceutical Track & Trace, visit http://www- 03.ibm.com/solutions/businesssolutions/sensors/doc/content/solution/1624269 129 .html


'/>"/>
SOURCE Golden State Medical Supply, Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Golden Corrals Good Health Recipe for the Flu Season
2. National Energy Services Receives Repeat Orders From Golden Living and Cathedral Rock Skilled Nursing Facilities
3. Giving Back to the Community Golden Corral Style
4. Golden Doctor of Chiropractic Elected President of the Colorado Chiropractic Association
5. Kaiser Permanente and Golden State Warriors Team Up to Fight Childhood Obesity
6. Histochemistry is the golden standard in the diagnosis of carcinosarcomas
7. Emmy(R)- and Golden Globe(R)-Nominated Actress Marcia Cross and Lifetime Television Deliver 20 Million Online Petition Signatures to Capitol Hill to Urge Congress to Stop Drive-Through Mastectomies
8. Author Elizabeth Golden and Dancer Sarah Patellos to Serve as National Spokespersons for the National Scoliosis Foundation
9. American Airlines Honors Flight Attendants at Golden Heart Awards Ceremony
10. Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
11. First biomarker discovered that predicts prostate cancer outcome
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/12/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 12, ... ... Foundation today announced a new initiative—the Siemens Foundation-PATH Ingenuity Fellowships—to develop the ... partnership will recruit top students from U.S. universities who will draw from ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Each year, the American ... held in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Convention Center. Almost 10,000 physical therapists across ... therapy products in action, learn more about their chosen field and network with their ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... Series at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on April 5-7. The series is ... and create new habits. The workshops cover a broad range of topics, including ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... AssureVest Insurance Group, a locally ... a charity drive that will raise funds earmarked to purchase computers and software for ... School. , “My school is in a low-income area and has more than 60 ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... PA (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... families of the Pittsburgh metro area, celebrates the beginning of the latest charity ... children develop social skills through art. Donations to this worthy cause are currently ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... Ambulances announces its first delivery in the state of ... Emergency Medical Services (EMS) consisting of four vehicles: three ... Emergency Vehicles in Lecanto, FL , USA, ... the latest in Demers, ongoing expansion of sales.  ... --> Benoit LaFortune , Executive Vice President at Demers. ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... -- Memorial Hermann Health System has teamed up with Houston ... a one-of-a-kind experience to pediatric patients at Children,s ... 360-degree video and Google Cardboard, Howard was able to ... the patients and their families an unexpected, and energetically ... video . Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , Feb. 12, 2016  Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ... announced the Company will ring the Nasdaq Closing Bell ... New York at 4:00 p.m. ET on ... Aralez. Adrian Adams , will perform ... 3:50 to 4:00 p.m. ET.  A live webcast will ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: