Countering Counterfeiters and Diverters – PharmTech

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Counterfeiting countermeasures

The pharmaceutical industry has been on the leading edge of anticounterfeiting and brand protection efforts for many years. “Anticounterfeit solutions are usually tailor-made according to the needs of the brand owner,” says Paavo Sillanpää, senior business manager, Pharma at UPM Raflatac.

A diverse strategy considering threat scenario and product is needed. “Most pharma companies have a multi-layered approach,” notes Farrell. The most common physical solutions are tamper-evident labels and packaging materials, designs that prevent the placement of a counterfeit product into the original packaging, serialization, and overt and covert authentication methods such as holograms, invisible markers, and taggants. “Ideally, multi-level security concepts should be used that are individually tailored to a specific use case, combining analog and digital features, which can be verified by different stakeholders within the supply chain,” says Dul.”

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Prescription drug scheme: Miami Beach prescription drug supplier pleads guilty – South Florida Business Journal

Prescription vial spilling out drug capsules

“Prescription drug diversion compromises the integrity of America’s drug supply chain,” Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin Mizer said in a new release. “This Miami-based supplier sold tens of millions of dollars of illegally diverted drugs, which ended up on the shelves of pharmacies and in the medicine cabinets of American consumers.”

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