Walmart Prescriptions Are Heading to Blockchain

The retailer and its partners are tracking drugs in the U.S.

Illustration of blockchain for a story on Walmart
The effort, which is a pilot for the FDA, could expedite clinical trials and help identify suspicious activity more quickly. Photo Illustration: Trent Joaquin; Sources: Getty Images, Pixabay

First it was pork. Then mangoes and leafy greens. Now, Walmart is putting prescription drugs on blockchain in a pilot for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

@lisalacy Lisa Lacy is a senior writer at Adweek, where she focuses on retail and the growing reach of Amazon.