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  • To start with, you have the big pharma companies whomanufacture prescription drugs. Then the next stage in this distribution chain are the largewholesalers who buy in bulk quantities. They then supply these drugs at varying prices tobig traders, regional distributors, national level pharmacy chains and large retailers likeWal-Mart, as well as to hospitals. Between these entities, there are the large logisticsservice providers, warehousing companies and transporters who physically ship thesedrugs.

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  • The way to be safe is never tobe secureBenjamin FranklinFIGHT AGAINST DRUGCOUNTERFEIT
  • Counterfeit ViagraCounterfeitViagra wasfound in theSummer of2004 in tworetailpharmaciesin California.Bottles werefor 100mg,30-counts. Cost Cost < $1/bottle $270/bottle 3
  • Counterfeit PonstanPonstan is an anti-inflammatory product. This counterfeit wasfound in Columbia. The yellow powder consisted of boric acid,floor wax, yellow highway paint. Pressed into tablets and placedin foil packs with labeling. Source: Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Research Association 4
  • Drug Counterfeiting Cumulative US Counterfeiting Losses: Over $1 Billion Average impact to major manufacturer: $50 to $100 Million annually 7% of the World Drug Supply Chain is Counterfeit—WHO Additional losses occur due to negative brand impacts and the costs of recalling suspect product http://www.fda.gov/oc/initiatives/counterfeit/report/interim_report.html#IIA
  • Potential Solutions Product based solutions  Self-contained positive identification of the genuine product  Holographic labels, embed technology in the packaging or product Supply chain level solutions  Stop counterfeit product from entering the supply chain  Tightly control the chain of custody with documented pedigree  Solution is only as effective as the weakest link in the supply chain RFID Moves Forward, Hallie Forcinio, Pharmaceutical Technology/s Packaging Forum editor 6
  • Paper Vs E- Solution Electronic Solutions:A paper solution will be Advanced Bar Codingvery costly to theindustry and RFID •Advanced bar coding• Florida has enacted (i.e 2D) and RFID pharmaceuical pedigree technologies are papers potential technologies to• Paper pedigree must be enable efficient maintained through the entire supply chain electronic pedigree• Estimation on •RFID is emerging as distribution side alone the preferred solution for shows that efficiency package level tracking would go down by 85% 7
  • ) A group of premier organizations in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain have worked together to explore the potential of RFID/EPC The limited test validated the feasibility of RFID in the pharmaceutical supply chain A number of issues and limitations were identified While not a complete success, Jumpstart was a good first step 8
  • RFID Tag Manufacturing Details Steps that were performed to create Jumpstart tags printed EPC Number on label converted inlay into 2-ply label created inlay attaching chip to antenna created chip with EPC Number EPC Number printed on tag Notch used by printer to line Showing peel up printing of of tag from EPC Number clear second on label Tag was not layer of 2-ply readable so construction VOID printed across tag. These have been removed Roll of Tags from rolls sent to companies 9