Tackling Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting

05 Dec 2016

The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) amended the list of mandatory security requirements for pharmaceutical packaging in February this year in a move against the rise in counterfeit medicines.

Essentra's Global Category Manager for healthcare and personal care, Rupert Taylor, details pharmaceutical counterfeiting around the world, describing how manufacturers can tackle the problem through labels and packaging.

Using a multi-layered approach, manufacturers can combine overt and covert technologies, making it as difficult as possible for counterfeiters to succeed. As much as this is a safety issue, manufacturers should also be considering the consumer experience and how it will be impacted by the application and use of the label.

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