Pharmacy Sector

The visibility, traceability and accountability enabled by global standards in today’s healthcare environment are essential to patient safety, especially in helping eliminate counterfeit medication, identifying inaccurate product inventory levels and preventing medication errors.

GS1 Canada solutions, tools and services draw on global standards to address the unique challenges that affect everyone in the pharmaceutical supply chain, from manufacturers to clinicians right down to the patient.

From knowing a patient’s medical history to quickly and accurately locating a pharmaceutical product in an emergency recall, the interoperability of GS1 global standards allows each point along the supply chain to communicate transparently and efficiently about products, patients and processes.

Solutions, Services and Tools for the Pharmacy Sector

GS1 Canada has a number of solutions, tools and services developed to help you quickly and successfully  bring your products to market.

Get more information on listing your products with our New Item Setup solution, getting professional quality images and product data through our Content Capture services and more. 

Common to both Front Shop and Pharmacy

ECCnet New Item Setup
Accelerate product listings through complete and accurate data.

ECCnet Recall
Maximize the speed, accuracy and traceability of product recall communications.

Content Capture Services
Simplify your business by getting your product’s content captured for a wide range of business processes.

Unique to Front Shop

ECCnet Planogram Content
Get clear and accurate planogram content to optimize your shelf -space management.

ECCnet eCommerce Content
Optimize online sales with certified on-pack images and data.

ECCnet Marketing Content
Improve your products’ visibility with high quality images and data for flyers and other channels

Unique to Pharmacy

Item Certification -Pharmaceutical
Simplify the exchange of your product information with this online tool that enables the electronic exchange of brand-authorized images and associated data between brand owners/manufacturers and data recipients.

ECCnet Pharmaceutical Content
Capture and exchange 100% accurate and complete brand-authorized images and data between brand owners/manufacturers and data recipients.


ECCnet New Item Setup - Accelerate product listings through complete and accurate data.

ECCnet Pharmaceutical Content - Capture and exchange of 100% accurate and complete brand-authorized images and data between trading partners.

ECCnet Recall - Maximize the speed, accuracy and traceability of product recall communications.

ECCnet Planogram Content - Clear and accurate planogram content facilitating optimal space management.

Content Capture Services - Product content capturd for a wide range of business proceses.

Item Certification - Pharmaceutical - This online tool enables the electronic exchange of brand-authorized images and associated data between brand owners/manufacturers and data recipients.

Working with GS1 Canada

Whether you just get started or want to play an active role in identifying sector needs and industry solutions, there are many opportunities for you to engage with GS1 Canada and industry guidelines.


Global Standards

Learn about how GS1 global standards can create a more efficient and transparent supply chain, while helping your business to streamline operations, support core business processes and exchange information with trading partners.