VRS is an interoperable solution used to manage the acceptance, formatting, and delivery of the verification requests and responses. The built-in look-up directory (LD) enables the proper routing of the verification requests and is synchronized across the VRS ecosystem.
In simple terms, the verification router service allows companies to verify products by scanning or entering in the four product identifier elements (GTIN, serial number, lot and expiry) into a request, which is routed to a look-up directory that directs the request based on a GTIN look up to the appropriate manufacturer repository. A response is generated from the manufacturer’s repository and routed back to the requestor to let them know if the product is verified — and whether it can be returned to saleable inventory. Querying the manufacturer’s serial number repository allows verification without aggregated data being sent to wholesale distributors.
Verification Router Service (VRS) addresses a key milestone requirement of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).
Beginning November 27, 2019
No returned serialized product may be resold until the wholesale distributor verifies that product’s unique identifiers, including the SNI for each sealed homogeneous case or package.
Beginning November 27, 2020
Dispensers will have to verify the products unique identifiers as well.