2020-05-12 | Protecting Healthcare Workers from Counterfeit PPE

 

Crime has no moral code. If you have a high-demand product, people will likely counterfeit it. Itcomes as no surprise that during this time of pandemic, counterfeiters are targeting everythingfrom hand sanitizer to COVID-19 test kits. I recently blogged about this situation here.

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2020-03-17 | Coronavirus Tests – A Counterfeiter’s Dream

I have written and spoken about global counterfeiting issues many times. Pretty much in every single one, I’ve said something like “if you have a successful product, it will be counterfeited.” Illicit counterfeit rings have infiltrated pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, cosmetics, fragrances, automobile parts, aircraft parts, clothing, footwear, wine, spirits and more. The riches and rewards from producing and distributing counterfeit products in most cases far outweigh the penalties of...

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2019-12-09 | The Digital Tax Stamp — 10 Things You Need to Know

It was long held that revenue stamps (also known as tax stamps) with a sophisticated appearance containing overt features such as holograms provided a strong security solution. It is now clear, however, that counterfeiters are fully capable of duplicating even the most artful designs and therefore no stamp based on overt visual features alone is immune to successful duplication. A transformation is under way…

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2019-11-25 | Systech e-Fingerprint®, Barcode Authentication FAQs

On November 12, Systech hosted the webinar Connected Packaging for Pharma—from Brand Protection to Consumer Insight.

During the webinar, our robust audience participated in peer benchmark polls and asked a number of questions.  

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2019-09-17 | The Role of Human Sensory Perception in Anti-Counterfeiting Technologies

What do you see in this blog image — an old woman looking downward or a young girl looking away in the distance? As you continue to look at the figure, a stunning transformation will take place. You will eventually see both images, and your mind will begin flipping between one and the other as long as you look at the picture. This is a well-known example of an ambiguous stimulus that first appeared in a German postcard in 1888.

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2018-10-02 | Reducing the Complexity of Global Pharma Regulatory Compliance

First and foremost, a successful serialization program involves far more than just placing serial numbers on packaging -- regardless of the market. However, pharmaceutical companies that distribute in more than one country face significant regulatory compliance complexity, with each additional market adding another layer of challenges. Regulations differ between markets, and can change often enough meaning regulatory professionals must be prepared to adjust processes, procedures and filings...

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2018-05-04 | From Abbey Rd. to Blockchain Blvd.

Do you remember when the Beatles released Rubber Soul?  Not being alive in 1965 meant I was unable to experience this first hand, but as an avid fan I've done some research so bear with me for a minute.  The album arrived as a shock, it was unlike anything the public had heard before.  It was a dramatic departure from their previous material and the band's maturity was perceptible in their songwriting and lyrical content.  While fans initially struggled to wrap their heads around what they...

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2018-04-13 | Blockchain may be ready for healthcare, but is healthcare ready for blockchain?

 

There is a sharply polarized view within the healthcare industry as to whether blockchain is the holy grail or Dante’s 1st circle of hell.  This truly hyper-partisan view of a technology leaves us all scratching our heads on what to believe. 

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2017-11-22 | Buyer Beware: The Truth About Counterfeiting This Holiday Season

 

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2017-11-03 | Serialisation Readiness Requires Working with Knowledgeable, Experienced Partners
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