European Coding System Looks to Combat Counterfeits: Part Two
This is the conclusion of our interview with Anthony Barron, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations’ (EFPIA) coding and identification project coordinator, who spoke with us about a tracking pilot project currently underway in Sweden aimed at reducing the risk of counterfeit drugs […]
European Coding System Looks to Combat Counterfeits: Part One
In October 2009, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) announced its pilot project—a coding system aimed at reducing the risk of counterfeit drugs dispensed to patients. The project entails the use of a small barcode to verify individual packs of medicine, aiming […]
Who is PharmacyChecker? Checking the Facts on PharmacyChecker.com
Who is PharmacyChecker.com? PharmacyChecker is a company that provided online pharmacy certification services for the major search engines until 2010. Why did the search engines stop using PharmacyChecker's services? None of the search engines gave a public reason for ending their relationship with PharmacyChecker. Several […]
International Consortium Tackles Global Counterfeit Problem: Part Two
Last week, we brought you part one of our interview with Martin VanTrieste, vice president of quality assurance at Amgen, a biotechnology company, and the co-founder of Rx-360, a global consortium formed to address weaknesses in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Now we bring you the […]
International Consortium Tackles Global Counterfeit Problem:
From drug manufacturing to delivery, weaknesses in the pharmaceutical supply chain have been long documented—and introduce opportunities for substandard and counterfeit medications to be passed along to consumers. To mitigate this global threat, a group of companies and associations from all facets of the pharmaceutical […]
Erdem E, Zeng H, Zhou J, Shi J, Wells DL. Investigation of RFID tag readability for pharmaceutical products at item level. Drug Dev Ind Pharm. 2009;35(11):1312-24.
BACKGROUND: The applications of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology carry a tremendous potential for pharmaceutical industry. There is a pressing need to analyze the performance of RFID tags attached to various pharmaceutical dosage forms. METHOD: The readability of RFID-tagged pharmaceutical products is, for the first […]
Partnerka, Counterfeit Drugs and the New Counterfeit Spam
The Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) has long reported on the growing issue of pharmaceutical spam advertising—and now SophosLab Canada has taken a closer look at the solicitation of counterfeit products online.
Spotlight on KnujOn: Combating Counterfeits Online – Conclusion
This is concludes our interview with Garth Bruen, co-founder of KnujOn, an internet compliance company, on the subjects of counterfeit drugs sold online, search engine advertising what’s needed from regulators to protect Web users. PSM: FDA is preparing to receive public remarks regarding the online […]
Consumer Protection Group Applauds International Efforts to Combat Illegal Online Pharmacies
The Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) issued the following statement regarding the International Internet Week of Action, code named Operation Pangea II, intended to curb illegal actions involving medical products. PSM is a group of organizations and individuals dedicated to protecting consumers from counterfeit medicines.
Spotlight on KnujOn: Combating Counterfeits Online, Part 4
This is part four of our interview with Garth Bruen, co-founder of KnujOn, an internet compliance company. We talked to him about the KnujOn system, search engine advertising and what’s needed from regulatory bodies to protect Web users from counterfeit and substandard drug solicitations online. […]