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Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting and the RFID Technology Intervention
Jun 14, 2018

Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting and the RFID Technology Intervention


Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting and the RFID Technology Intervention


Growth of international free trade and inadequate drug regulation have led to the expansion of trade in counterfeit drugs worldwide. Technological protection is seen to be the best way to avoid this problem. Different technologies came into existence like overt, covert, and track and trace technologies. This review emphasises ideal technological characteristics, existing anti-counterfeit technologies, and their adoption in different countries. Developed countries like the USA have implemented RFID while the European trend is towards 2D barcodes. The government is getting sensitised about the extent of the problem and has formulated rules mandating barcodes. Even the pharmaceutical companies have been employing these technologies in order to detain illegitimate drugs in their supply chain. 


How do counterfeiters exploit the crime, and how does RFID solve the mystery? This technology has the potential to stop counterfeiters in their tracks. RFID involves track-and-trace and, when read, the tag will show where the product is at any given time. For example, it will show the product moving from the manufacturer to distributors, and everywhere else in between, until it reaches the pharmacy. That’s a great way to preclude the bad guys from introducing counterfeit products into legitimate commerce. If the product doesn’t have an RFID tag that can be interrogated, and it doesn’t show the electronic pedigree all the way from the walls of the manufacturing site through each of the transaction points, with encrypted signatures, then it’s not our product. When used properly, it would be a very difficult system for counterfeiters to overcome.


RFID is emerging as a key anti-counterfeiting ally in the pharmaceutical industry. Companies are no longer just talking about RFID technology; they are implementing it and their vendors have made immeasurable contributions to pilot programs as well. In the past year, products with RFID tags have successfully been shipped. RFID incorporates the use of small radio frequency tags on product packaging that can be electronically scanned to authenticate and track products through the distribution system. The technology is difficult to replicate and—with widespread adoption—will help protect the pharmaceutical supply chain, and ultimately consumers. Also, standards are in the process of being developed, the technology is accelerating and the cost of RFID tags is coming down.





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