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Anti-Counterfeiting Packaging News

Articles report on the issues and trends in anti-counterfeiting and brand protection for packaging. Topics include key anti-counterfeiting and brand protection applications such as RFID, bar coding, holography, nanotechnology, taggants, and other security options. Also includes expert commentary and case studies offering valuable advice on the latest in anti-counterfeiting for healthcare packaging.

Sanofi counterfeit meds chart
November 23, 2015 | News

Sanofi Study Reveals Perceptions of Counterfeit Medicines

Most Americans associate counterfeiting with consumer goods rather than meds. Sanofi introduces three levels of package protection to battle counterfeits.
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Cargo theft was discussed at PDA Europe 2015.
October 9, 2015 | News

Measuring the true costs of pharmaceutical theft

The total cost of pharma cargo theft could be up to eight times your product’s value. Meanwhile, penalties for criminals remain light.
New twist on anti-counterfeiting
October 6, 2015 | Video

New twist on anti-counterfeiting

Romaco has teamed up with Nano 4 U in developing a new method of adding a hologram to a blister pack so that counterfeiters can be thwarted.
Industrial silos.
September 18, 2015 | Column/Opinion

Regulations, ‘silos’ slow pharmaceutical serialization progress

In this opinion piece, Healthcare Packaging Publisher Jim Chrzan suggests focusing on change management, looking outside pharma, and questions the promise of global harmonization.
Counterfeit package example (Source: FDA)
September 1, 2015 | Column/Opinion

Regulations, technology, integrated supply chain battling counterfeiters

Yet it could take global governance, stiff penalties/fines—and more—to truly deter medication counterfeiting.
August 26, 2015 | Supplier News

Open-SCS webinar set for Sept. 3

Healthcare providers drive Open-SCS Initiative as a serialization compliance solution.
Stick-pack production at Losan Pharma.
August 12, 2015 | Machine Case Study

Losan Pharma adds MES for solid dosage production

Contract manufacturer in Germany to interface Werum’s PAS-X MES. Once fully integrated, it will comprise a WMS and track and trace to address counterfeiting.
Constantia Flexibles: Tamper-evident foil cover
July 29, 2015 | Materials Product Brief

Constantia Flexibles: Tamper-evident foil cover

Constantia Teos is a tamper-evident opening system for medical devices.
July 24, 2015 | Machine Case Study

Digital printer ‘XAPS’ would-be counterfeiters

Digital carton printing company OTC Group helps its customers thwart counterfeiting and theft with Xerox tracking system.
Open-SCS addresses packaging serialization standard
July 6, 2015 | News

Open-SCS addresses packaging serialization standard

Aims to accelerate compliance for healthcare counterfeiting regulations.


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