There are multiple ways to get a GLN, so we are here to help. The below Quick Start Guides were created to assist suppliers and dispensers in understanding the various options for getting a GLN and help them make the best decision for their business.
The good news is you might already have a GLN if you are a hospital, retail pharmacy, home health agency, or long-term care facility. If you are a GS1 US member, you already have access to an entity GLN.
Also, if you work with AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, McKesson, Smith Drug Company, HealthTrust, Premier, or Vizient, you may already have a GLN enumerated on your behalf. Review our options below to learn how you can determine if you already have a GLN or if needed, how you can get a GLN.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesale distributors may already have access to a GLN depending on their organization’s member status with GS1 US. Review our options below to learn how you can determine your member status and the steps needed to take to create and manage your GLN.
If your company has no need to generate GLNs to identify locations, but still needs access to location data, you can still sign up for GS1 US Data Hub | Location as a View/Use subscriber. This allows you to search for and export GLN information for your business partners, who also use the tool. Annual fees apply, based on your subscription options and the number of users accessing the tool.
- Frequently Asked Questions in Preparing for the U.S. DSCSA
- Download the quick start guide for Dispensers
- Download the quick start guide for Suppliers
- Implementation Guide for GLNs in Healthcare
- Data Hub | Location User Guide
- Attend GS1 US Data Hub | Location User Group meetings
- Meeting the third Thursday of every month, the GS1 US Data Hub | Location User Group gives you the opportunity to ask questions and learn best practices from other industry members which the facilitator provides updates about the tool. Apply for membership through the GS1 US Community Room.
*For information about the act, see the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act
Disclaimer: GS1 US is the local GS1 Member Organization that supports implementation of the GS1 System in the United States. GS1 US employees are not representatives or agents of the U.S. FDA, and the content herein has not been reviewed, approved, or authorized by the U.S. FDA.