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