In a remarkable showcase of innovation and dedication, New Heights Pharmaceuticals (NHP) celebrated the official opening of its ultra-modern wholesale and distribution centre on August 11, 2023. The event garnered significant attention as industry leaders and stakeholders convened to witness this milestone achievement. The occasion was graced by the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), who lauded NHP’s exceptional efforts and encouraged others to follow suit in their pursuit of excellence.

The event marked a turning point in NHP’s journey as it unveiled its cutting-edge wholesale and distribution centre designed to redefine the industry’s standards. Distinguished guests, industry partners, and government officials were treated to a comprehensive presentation by NAFDAC, highlighting the crucial aspect of traceability. The presentation illuminated the organization’s traceability information system, which showcases the meticulous capturing and storage of data in their repository. This allows for the real-time tracking and tracing of commodity movements, offering enhanced visibility and efficiency in the pharmaceutical supply chain.

NAFDAC’s live demonstration captivated the audience as it exhibited the entire lifecycle of pharmaceutical products, from commissioning to shipping, reception, and dispensation. The interactive session spurred industry players to actively engage and inquire about the traceability demo, reflecting the deep interest and enthusiasm surrounding this groundbreaking initiative.

A notable highlight of the event was the seamless collaboration between NAFDAC and GS1 Nigeria, the agency responsible for implementing traceability through the deployment of GS1 standards. GS1 Nigeria played a pivotal role by providing technical assistance to NAFDAC, ensuring that traceability measures were established in accordance with internationally recognized standards. This collaboration underscored the importance of standardized systems in ensuring the accuracy and efficiency of traceability efforts.

The Director-General of NAFDAC delivered a keynote address, commending NHP for its dedication to innovation and excellence. She emphasized the significance of traceability in ensuring product quality, safety, and authenticity within the pharmaceutical industry.e33