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IBM, KPMG, Merck And Walmart in blockchain collaboration with FDA


Thursday, 13 Jun 2019 08:05am EDT 

June 13 (Reuters) - Walmart Inc ::IBM, KPMG, MERCK AND WALMART TO COLLABORATE AS PART OF FDA'S PROGRAM TO EVALUATE THE USE OF BLOCKCHAIN TO PROTECT PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT INTEGRITY.IBM - PILOT PROJECT IS SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED IN Q4 OF 2019.IBM - BLOCKCHAIN MAY BE INTEGRATED WITH EXISTING SUPPLY CHAIN AND TRACEABILITY SYSTEMS.IBM - PROGRAM IS TO ASSIST DRUG SUPPLY CHAIN STAKEHOLDERS IN DEVELOPING A SYSTEM THAT WILL IDENTIFY, TRACE CERTAIN PRESCRIPTION DRUGS DISTRIBUTED IN U.S..