Walgreens receives industry patient safety award

WOBURN, Mass. SupplyScape, a leading provider of enterprise software and services that maximize revenue, profitability and patient safety, recognizing the innovative use of technology to secure the pharmaceutical supply chain and deliver business value, announced that Walgreens is the first retail pharmacy recipient of the Value Chain Leadership Award. The Value Chain Leadership Award honors forward-thinking companies that are solving pharmaceutical supply chain challenges in breakthrough ways.

Walgreens was recognized for its industry-leading contributions toward increasing patient safety at the retail level. Walgreens is the first national drugstore chain to rollout an electronic pedigree system and has been receiving ePedigrees from its suppliers, including major drug wholesalers, for over a year. Electronic pedigrees enhance patient safety by providing a secure chain of custody record that traces a drug from manufacturer through wholesale distributor to pharmacy and preventing counterfeit product from getting into the legitimate pharmaceutical supply chain.

The Value Chain Leadership Award was announced at SupplyScape’s customer dinner held Monday, August 13, in Boston, Mass. The event coincided with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Pharmacy and Technology Conference, and was attended by healthcare executives from leading chain, specialty and ecommerce pharmacy companies, mass merchants, supermarkets, bio/pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesalers.

"SupplyScape is proud to recognize Walgreens for its leadership in deploying electronic pedigrees at the retail level," said Shabbir Dahod, SupplyScape’s president and chief executive officer. "Innovative companies, such as Walgreens, are leveraging SupplyScape’s Product Security solution, the foundation of our On-Demand Value Networks, to increase patient safety, enhance collaboration within the supply chain and improve business performance."