RIYADH: The Saudi Food and Drug Authority’s Drug Track and Trace System (RSD) for pharmaceutical products monitored more than 1 billion supply chain operations since its launch two years ago.
RSD aims to achieve Saudi Vision 2030 goals by using the latest technology for tracking all registered drugs manufactured in Saudi Arabia or imported from abroad.
The system contributes to strengthening the authority’s role in protecting the society, enhancing control and ensuring the safety of medicines by identifying their sources and the stages they went through.
It also works on preventing counterfeit drugs by monitoring full supply chain operations in order to guarantee that all sold or consumed drugs are registered and safe. RSD provides many advantages for establishments registered with it. It contributes to improving their inventory management, reduces waste, in addition to providing periodic reports on market situation, sales, supply and demand.
Saudi Arabia is one of the first countries in the world to implement an electronic drug track and trace system.