Anti-counterfeiting

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Filling errors, counterfeit packs gain FDA’s attention

Hospira’s prefilled cartridges are overfilled, but not recalled. Counterfeit versions of Teva’s Adderall use wrong package, with print misspellings.
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No 'one-size-fits-all' approach to pharmaceutical anti-counterfeiting

Securing the distribution system will help, but eliminating counterfeit pharmaceuticals may be impossible.
Live from Interphex: Labeling machine for unstable pharma containers
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Live from Interphex: Labeling machine for unstable pharma containers

The Monostar Pharma labeler from Capmatic labels small products such as vials, syringes, and ampoules. The track-and-trace capabilities require the removal of a faulty label before it's applied onto the container. This prevents destruction of the entire product due to a labeling error, which can be quite costly.
Counterfeit Avastin
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FDA changes to drug bar code rule could have significant impact on packaging lines

Depending on line speeds and label printing requirements, new equipment costs to meet rule could hit $200,000 per line.
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Packaging helps in identifying counterfeit Avastin

Genentech/Roche using packaging and working with FDA and law enforcement to determine the source of counterfeit cancer med Avastin to help prevent further distribution.
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Fighting counterfeit pharmaceuticals: A primer

Packaging technology, regulation, guidelines and industry combining to address global counterfeiting of pharmaceuticals.
An authentic blister pack is shown at left, a counterfeit version at right.
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Fighting fakes: a never-ending battle

Internet purchasing and global sourcing add complexity to anti-counterfeiting efforts throughout the supply chain.
JDSU authentication label
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A multilayer approach to brand protection

Using combinations of consumer and channel-targeted tools, including packaging, help reduce counterfeiting--and build customer relationships.
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USP guidelines aim to combat counterfeit meds and medical devices

USP to seek public feedback, and input at May 2012 workshop regarding its new guidelines for supply chain integrity and the role of packaging technologies.
Wes Shepherd
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Online monitoring assists in identifying counterfeiters

Wes Shepherd, CEO of Channel IQ, discusses monitoring Internet distribution so manufactures, distributors, and retailers can better understand their markets, and track gray market sales and potential counterfeiting.

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