Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.

The future of healthcare supply chain security

We know more about how healthcare supply chain security will work in 2024 than looking forward in any previous 10-year period.
44 Best Package Designs
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Winning in the Pharmapack Awards' Quality of Life category was Nanopass 34, the World’s thinnest pen needle, which was developed by Japan’s Terumo and is notable because it minimizes discomfort or pain caused by injections.

Responsible innovation and the 2014 Pharmapack Awards

Among the themes that echoed at Pharmapack Europe 2014 was that of responsible innovation.
Shown in this photo is a fake Lamisil three-pack.

Counterfeit med market grows worldwide

DQSA to help address global counterfeit drug market, recently estimated at more than $430 billion annually by the WHO.
Materials Product Brief

Rollprint: Anticounterfeiting flexible packaging technology

Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc. developed a proprietary new technology for composite flexible packaging materials to support medical device and pharmaceutical company anticounterfeiting efforts.
Live from the 'Cold Chain' Forum: High-value pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices retain their appeal as a focus of criminal activity around the globe.
Feature Article

Security issues continue to vex healthcare product manufacturers

High-value pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices retain their appeal as a focus of criminal activity around the globe.
PolyOne: Authentication technologies
Machine Product Brief

PolyOne: Authentication technologies

Draw from overt, covert, and forensic techniques to provide product protection from counterfeiting or unauthorized distribution.
Anti-counterfeiting technology for medical device/pharmaceutical applications
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Anti-counterfeiting technology for medical device/pharmaceutical applications

Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc.'s new Ghost process creates an integrated, repeating watermark embedded in the composite flexible packaging material that makes it technically and economically challenging to duplicate for chevron pouches, blister packs, packets, and packaging for other security-driven or luxury items.
Brand protection technologies, such as this color-changing sealant, are best employed within a multilayered, comprehensive deterrence strategy.
Feature Article

Implementing brand protection strategies - top considerations

While getting started on a brand protection path may seem daunting, the benefits of having such a strategy are immeasurable. Here are some tips to get you started.
Q-Med security seal
Package Case Study

Medical-cosmetic products secured in China

Q-Med, Schreiner MediPharm partner to secure products through telephonic authentication.
Counterfeit Report cover

Helping consumers identify counterfeit products

United Nations report provides visual guide to educate consumers and protect brands.


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