Scientists from the University of Louisiana say they can identify counterfeited drugs with the help of colour pigments. Photo: © Gundolf Renze / fotolia.com

Scientists from the University of Louisiana say they can identify counterfeited drugs with the help of colour pigments. Photo: © Gundolf Renze / fotolia.com

10% of all drugs sold are counterfeited

New strategies to combat dangerous product piracy in the pharmaceutical sector

Binding directives from 2019

Modern booklet label

Booklet label with built-in anti-tamper seal by Schreiner MediPharm. Photo: Schreiner MediPharm

Booklet label with built-in anti-tamper seal by Schreiner MediPharm. Photo: Schreiner MediPharm

Tablet colour as an indication

Specially developed control software serialises individual packaging units, checks codes and automatically rejects unfit units. Photo: Atlantic Zeiser

Specially developed control software serialises individual packaging units, checks codes and automatically rejects unfit units. Photo: Atlantic Zeiser

Track-and-trace unit

The integration of NFC technology (Near Field Communication) in drug labels is considered a forward-looking new development with high added value in the sector. Photo: Schreiner MediPharm

The integration of NFC technology (Near Field Communication) in drug labels is considered a forward-looking new development with high added value in the sector. Photo: Schreiner MediPharm

Smartphones with infrared sensors

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