Manufacturer Evaluates Consolidating NDC Labeler Codes After an Acquisition

IndustryPharmaceutical Manufacturer
ProblemWhen a brand manufacturer acquired another pharmaceutical company, they retained the previous manufacturer’s identity and NDC numbers. During a new corporate branding initiative, the manufacturer wanted to consolidate NDC labeler codes but was unsure of the industry ramifications.
PHSI SolutionPHSI developed a survey and contacted various segments of the pharmacy industry to determine the impact of labeler code changes. A report summarizing survey results was prepared and recommendations were made on the NDC consolidation process.
ResultsPHSI uncovered over twenty issues that warranted manufacturer attention associated with an NDC labeler conversion and recommended a phased implementation. The manufacturer's better understanding of NDC number changes allowed them to prevent unnecessary operational issues with their customers.