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Requested for Preparation for Digitization of Package Inserts - GS1 Code Reading, etc.

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Requested for Preparation for Digitization of Package Inserts - GS1 Code Reading, etc.

February 24th 2021

On February 19, The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) issued a notice requesting marketing authorization holders to make necessary preparations for the digitization of package inserts of prescription drugs, etc., to be started in August, such as writing codes on product containers, etc., that allow access to information on the web. It also requires that information linked to a product code and a package insert number be registered on the website of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), etc.

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