Barriers to the Implementation of a Unique Identifier and a Track and Trace System in the Lebanese Pharmaceutical Sector

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dc.contributor.author Rached, Stephanie
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-17T08:36:14Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-17T08:36:14Z
dc.date.copyright 2022 en_US
dc.date.issued 2022-05-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/13945
dc.description.abstract Globalization of the pharmaceutical supply chain introduced many new challenges requiring innovative technologies to ensure patients’ access to safe and effective medicine. Adding a unique identifier and implementing a track and trace system on pharmaceuticals allow the traceability of products across the supply chain, ensuring quality by reducing counterfeit products, facilitating the recall process, increasing transparency and on the long run speeding up the reimbursement process by third party payers. There are several barriers preventing the implementation of the track and trace system in Lebanon. The aim of this operational research is to identify these barriers in local pharmaceutical institutions mainly local manufacturers and pharmacies; and providing recommendations to policymakers. Through a three-steps operational research, data was collected from local manufacturers through structured or semi-structured interviews, data was also collected form a purposive sample of pharmacies through focus groups and interviews, and finally key informants and policy makers were interviewed for a presentation of results and providing recommendations. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze quantitative results, while thematic analysis was used for qualitative data followed by exploratory data analysis. Different themes were identified for the barriers to implementation: financial, logistic, regulatory, internal planning/human resources and infrastructure issues/context specific. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Pharmaceutical industry -- Standards -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Product counterfeiting -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Drugs -- Marketing -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Pharmaceutical ethics -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Barriers to the Implementation of a Unique Identifier and a Track and Trace System in the Lebanese Pharmaceutical Sector en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MS in Pharmaceutical Development And Management en_US
dc.author.school SOP en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200703031 en_US
dc.author.commembers Hamra, Rasha
dc.author.commembers Kanbar, Roy
dc.author.department Pharmaceutical Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (xiv, 83 leaves): ill. (chiefly col.), col. map en_US
dc.author.advisor Dimassi, Hani
dc.keywords Pharmaceutical Industry en_US
dc.keywords Unique Identifier en_US
dc.keywords Track and Trace en_US
dc.keywords Serialization en_US
dc.keywords Pharmaceutical Supply Chain en_US
dc.keywords Counterfeit en_US
dc.keywords Implementation Barriers. en_US
dc.keywords Recommendations en_US
dc.keywords Policymakers en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaf 73-79. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.427
dc.author.email stephanie.rached@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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