The cost of adapting the production lines to facilitate the unit verification drugs will reach €200 million for companies that produce drugs in our country. This figure reflects an estimate by Farmaindustria having developed a survey to know the number of lines that should be adapted, given that the unit cost would be between €200,000 and €400,000. This was explained by technical director Farmaindustria, Emili Esteve, during his speech at the table ‘The full traceability debate’ held at the Congress of the Spanish Society of Hospital Pharmacy (SEFH) in Gijon.
It ‘s is an expensive process, requiring the addition of seals and security devices to each package. The €200 million figure only accounts for the adaptation of machinery and initiation of work. There will be further expenses and operations, which will be permanent.