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Pharmaceutical counterfeiting brought to the fore, as more than 3,000 saline filled vials being sold as COVID-19 vaccines were seized in Chinese police raids.
The AlpVision COVID-19 Initiative will provide pharma companies with access to use a crytoglyph on their medicine packaging for free.
On 6 August 2020, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order, dubbed ‘Buy American’, with the aim of increasing the production of essential medicines in the US for domestic use. Here, Victoria Rees discusses the order and what it means for drug manufacturers in the US and rest of…
Growth in the anti-counterfeit technologies market will be particularly large in the pharma industry due to increasing awareness around health and safety, says report.
Relying on manual processes for managing serialised medicines at an individual pack level is a labour intensive and time-consuming process that can disrupt normal operations. In this article, Sébastien Sliski outlines how digitally enabled inventory processes, such as aggregation and consolidation, can help pharmaceutical wholesalers and hospital pharmacies meet their…
Grant Courtney explains why traceability is vital for the current pandemic as it would guarantee that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and suitably distributed.
Mike Owen details how supply chains have been disrupted by COVID-19 and why smart information management can offer a new source of renewed trust.
The CEO of PQE Group has formed a task force of employees in the corporate community to research and dispel fake news regarding COVID-19.
Over a year since the EU FMD came into force, false alerts remain a problem preventing the realisation of the full benefits of the directive. Grant Courtney examines the reasons behind these alerts occurring and looks at the action stakeholders must now take.
Dr Saurabh Kumar Banerjee explains how Raman spectroscopy can be utilised to analyse medicine quality and detect counterfeit drugs over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the letter after finding the products contain chlorine dioxide, a powerful bleaching agent with potentially fatal side effects.
The MHRA and Council of Europe have both announced measures to prevent the spread of falsified or unlicensed COVID-19 medical products.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has advised consumers on how to recognise registered online pharmacies so they can avoid falsified medications.
In 2014, medicines were stolen from Italian hospitals and resold across Europe. The authors of a new report highlight the flaws in regulations that handed the perpetrators insufficient sanctions and explain why MEDICRIME provides a better regulatory framework.