Authority: Canadian Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI)

Request Source: Guidance

Data Carrier: GS1 Datamatrix

Details: As a result of cooperation between healthcare industry stakeholders, GS1 representatives and government officials, it was decided to use GS1 barcodes for packaging labeling. Approximately 95% of drugs and over-the-counter drugs in Canada are marked with the GS1 GTIN. The projected implementation date of traceability in the pharmaceutical industry has been determined as 2025.

  • GS1 Standards (Proposed)


Canada Regulations

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