Stricter packaging regulations that will aid in the fight against counterfeit drugs are leading a good number of pharmaceutical companies scrambling to meet the new compliance regulations. In order to do so they are looking at the potential of overhauling not only the packaging, but the distribution and tracking systems in place for all of their manufactured drugs. These regulations are impacting the US, UK, China, Indian, European and even Canadian pharmaceutical manufacturers to name just a few.
Whether the drugs are used in the country of origin or are being shipped out of the country and into the United States, for example, the manufacturers and packaging have to be in compliance with the regulations of the country to which the drugs are being shipped. The World Health Organization recently stated that “up to 10 percent of drugs sold globally are counterfeit” and that points to the need for tighter regulations on packaging.
In order to comply, many pharmaceutical companies are outsourcing the packaging of their drug labeling and packaging to outside sources that are well-versed in the compliance regulations. Compliance, many manufacturers are finding, involves looking for highly-skilled packaging providers; this also involves the distribution process for getting the newly packaged drugs to market.
Griffin Rutgers can help pharmaceutical and/or packaging companies with protecting their products thru its Verinetics product line. The Verinetics concept provides anti- counterfeiting and brand protection solutions for package, serialization, formulation, and document security needs via an extraordinary high-security mark that is unique to each dose or package. The patented Verinetics concept and symbology set consists of shapes that carry manufacturer and individual product specific codes. Implementing secure tracking can help companies with brand security and authentication while tracking their products through the supply chain.
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