In light of the implementation of the Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013 in the US, which calls for the phased implementation of electronic tracking down to the package level, companies are looking at options to catch up and reduce counterfeiting at...
Combatting counterfeit drugs through forging stronger partnerships is beyond profit, it is about saving lives, AstraZeneca principal scientist Dr Michael Claybourn told a workshop on global drug quality at the AAPS annual meeting in New Orleans.
As the sophistication of counterfeit drug packaging continues to improve it is becoming harder and harder to tell real products from fake. in-PharmaTechnologist spoke with Alpvision's Roland Meylan about the company's approach to brand authentication.
Visiongain's third annual conference on Pharmaceutical
Anti-counterfeiting Strategies kicks off next week, covering many
aspects of the problem from technological deterrents, regulatory
developments in the EU and US and the implications...
The UK has become an unlikely hub for drug counterfeiters, with the
UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) last
week launching its new three-year action plan to tackle the recent
surge in drug fakes head on.
The biggest counterfeit drugs conspiracy ever to be encountered in
the UK was crushed this week, as gang members were found guilty of
conspiracy by a UK court following a lengthy investigation by the
The first radio frequency identification (RFID) tag that
authenticates, encrypts data and monitors product
temperature hit the shelves last week, aimed specifically at
protecting the pharmaceutical supply chain.
A security technology that had been strictly limited to use by
governmental organisations is now available commercially, with
several major pharmaceutical manufacturers keen to snap up the
device and protect their supply chain....
A UK based firm aims to take up the fight against drug
counterfeiters with its innovative imaging and spectroscopy
products. TeraView says its technology could aid regulators and law
enforcement agencies screen for potentially lethal...
Pfizer has issued another recall for packs of its blockbuster
cholesterol drug Lipitor after UK regulators found evidence of more
counterfeit product in the legitimate supply chain from a batch
whose withdrawal was supposed to have...
French-owned software firms Axway and Cyclone Commerce have joined
forces with US drug distribution firm McKesson to develop new and
cost-effective IT to support the pharma industry in its venture to
introduce item-level tracking...
While praising the benefits of radio-frequency identification
(RFID), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has refrained
from demanding its implementation in new measures it unveiled to
combat counterfeit drugs, asking instead...
Cardinal Health is about to embark on a first-of-its-kind
radiofrequency identification (RFID) tag pilot that tests the
viability of the new technology across the entire supply chain,
from item throughout to case and pallet level.
Systech and Domino Printing Sciences has announced an agreement
that will combine Systech's TIPS Serialised Product Tracking
methods with Domino's marking and coding technology as a solution
to combat counterfeit product...