Pedigree and ePedigree compliance
In 2004, Forrester estimated the financial impact for drug Pedigree was going to be $10 Billion.
By January 2008, the following is the estimate of spending in 2005-2007:
Strategic plans and studies - $15 million
Actual packaging line pilots - 7 million
Internal costs - 40 million
Consumables (RFID Labels)- 4 million
The original estimate by Forrester was amortized over all packaging lines and wholesalers at $1.1 million per packaging line (brand).
In December 2007, the leading advisory firms were estimating the cost per packaging line conversion to be at an average of $500,000 per line.
RF Commerce Solutions cut the drug producer's cost for California compliance to less than $100,000 per branded drug per year.