European pharmaceutical manufacturers stepped up calls for a
blanket ban on repackaging of pharmaceuticals last week, suggesting
that this would be the single most effective way to seal the supply
chain for counterfeiting drugs.
A France-based packaging solutions company plans to launch
heat-shrink labels with integrated holograms into the pharma
industry, in what it believes will be the next big counterfeiting
solution for the sector.
The European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers
(GIRP) has outlined measures it is taking to keep counterfeit
medicines out of the legitimate supply chain while urging
pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacists...
Creo, a Canadian firm which makes imaging and printing
technologies, has teamed up with label company Accucote to develop
invisibly-tagged, traceable label stocks for the pharmaceutical,
medical and other industries, writes Phil Taylor.
Yesterday's headline suggesting that up to 1 in 7 drugs in the
global marketplace provided a timely reminder of the problem as the
second Global Forum on Pharmaceutical Anticounterfeiting gets
underway in Paris, France, today.