GS1 Canada

ECCnet Pharmaceutical Content

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Value to Manufacturers and Other Data Providers

Patient Safety

  • Our Pharmaceutical Content solution provides authenticated, trusted pharmaceutical images at the unit of use level, helping to enhance patient safety by confirming the correct medication for dispensation at each stage of the medication use process, helping to reduce risks that could contribute to medication errors.
  • By providing clinicians with accurate product data, you are being part of a solution that helps support patient safety and reduces risk of error at dispensation.

Global Standards

  • GS1 global standards create a common language to identify, capture, share and use data, ensuring critical information is accessible, accurate and easy to understand.
  • Ensure brand consistency and data quality by sharing standardized product data with multiple trading partners, ensuring interoperability across systems, as well as visibility and traceability throughout the entire supply chain.

Data Excellence

  • GS1 Canada’s commitment to data excellence ensures bilingual product data is perpetually cleansed and updated and 100% accurate and complete, helping to build trust between trading partners.
  • Through our certification tools and processes, brand-owner certified content ensures only the highest level of data quality is being sent to trading partners.


  • Our one-to-many approach ensures product data is loaded once, then efficiently shared with all of your selected trading partners at the same time, across multiple sectors. This removes the need to re-enter information for each new trading partner or update your trading partners every time your pharmaceutical content needs updating, saving significant time and resources.

Meets Changing Needs

  • With regular updates based on user feedback, ECCnet Pharmaceutical Content meets the needs of the evolving regulatory and trading partner landscape.
  • A standardized source of pharmaceutical content enables trading partners to react quickly to changing Health Canada and other regulatory requirements, or emerging consumer trends.

Trusted Canadian Industry Expertise

  • Have confidence in GS1 Canada’s industry knowledge and expertise gained over 40 years of delivering global standards-based solutions built by industry, for industry.
  • As an industry-directed association, GS1 Canada collaborates with boards, advisory councils and work groups composed of business leaders and subject matter experts across the value chain. This expertise ensures that the pharmaceutical content provided meets industry, regulatory and major trading partner requirements in Canada.