2019-04-11 | Serialization and Beyond: A Post-Webinar Wrap Up – Part One

Systech has been conducting educational webinars on important market issues for many years now. Much of this has centered on getting our customers the information they need to meet major pharmaceutical serialization requirement mandates in the United States (DSCSA) and the European Union (FMD). Now, with these mandates “live”, customers are looking at value beyond compliance in their serialization environments and investments.

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2019-02-18 | What’s All the Buzz About Counterfeit Wine and Spirits?

In partnership with SafeProof.

Bootlegging alcohol didn’t get left behind in the Prohibition Era. In fact, according to a 2014 report by the World Health Organization, unregulated alcohol makes up 25% of all consumption worldwide. But what are the implications of fake alcohol? Why should everyone from consumers to manufacturers to government entities care? Let’s take a look at the facts.

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2018-10-24 | Counterfeit Bazaar: An Inside Look

Imagine going to town and seeing your favorite brand of makeup at half the cost. Sound too good to be true? It is.

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2018-06-29 | Blockchain : Insanity or Genius?

Vincent Willem van Gogh is remembered as the quintessential tragic artist, having been relatively unsuccessful during his life and plagued by mental illness. While staring at the gardens out the window of the Saint-Paul asylum, could van Gogh even begin to comprehend the idea that some of his final works would be among his most famous and fetch prices upwards of $80M at auction? Could he even understand that his life, his techniques and body of work would be studied and treasured? Could he...

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2018-06-22 | False reassurance—the real danger behind India's new pharma serialization proposal

India is on the cusp of introducing a new serialization program for domestic pharmaceutical products. Indian officials have designated this new initiative as a track and trace program though it appears from media reports that the proposed mandate will instead be aimed at creating a consumer-based authentication program. The idea is to print a unique serial number on drug packages so that consumers may authenticate the product via an SMS- or call-enabled mechanism to verify the code.

There...

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2018-06-18 | EU Counterfeiting: Alive and Kicking Still

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has just released a comprehensive report on counterfeiting and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) infringement in the European Union.

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2018-03-05 | The Dark Side of the Online Shopping Explosion

The face of shopping has changed. No longer are we heading to malls, or even main street to look for electronics, toys, books, personal goods or even food, but instead simply opening a browser. According to studies, shoppers now make 51% of their purchases online, and the reasons for this are varied. We are using our mobile devices for everything now, including shopping. Our confidence in online security is going up, and e-marketing is getting smarter and more targeted.

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2018-02-02 | Cosmetics: Counterfeiting from a Consumer Perspective

 

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2018-01-26 | The Power of One – One Wine Bottle

Last week, I received a notice from the manufacturer of my car that the front passenger side airbag of my make, model and year had an issue and recall notice.  However, the replacement part would not be available until Spring.  Until the part is replaced, nobody can sit in the front passenger seat due to the significant dangers if this airbag were to deploy.  What an annoyance, but how great is it that the manufacturer found me to provide the information and warning?

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2018-01-05 | Counterfeit Drugs and Patient Safety: A Real Threat

Imagine you or a loved one gets sick.  Typically, the first instinct most people have is to see if the illness goes away on its own—like a common cold.  If it doesn’t go away or gets worse, you may take the next logical step and get help by visiting a doctor.   After visiting the doctor, you receive a diagnosis and a prescription to help pave the way to recovery.  Next, the prescription is filled at a local pharmacy and you start taking the medication to get better.  This is a shared...

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