Malaysia

v. 13 – 2020/01

Market Executive Summary The Ministry of Health of Malaysia announced at the National Regulatory Conference on 5 October its intention to establish a full track and trace centralized model of drug traceability system by 2023.

They want to model their system based on Turkey since they believe that Turkey is the most successful implementation thus far.

The goal behind implementing a track and trace system is beyond just counterfeits:

  • Cost optimization by reducing waste due to product obsolescence and better forecasting
  • Strengthen regulatory activities
  • Enhance ecosystem of pharma sector, bolster growth on exports to countries that have already implemented Track and Trace
  • Improve patient safety by minimizing medication errors, product authentication and track products to the end points
Key Dates
  • 2020
  • 2023: Enforcement data