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Black Market for Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Cards Thriving

Experts suggest that people who want to avoid pandemic limitations relating to vaccination status are finding it easy to obtain fraudulent vaccination cards. As the COVID-19 delta variant spreads and the pandemic shows no signs of abating, researchers claim that people all across the world are finding it simpler to get around vaccination regulations – …

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Blockchain: Solving the Global Problem of Counterfeit Drugs

Saving money to purchase medicine in the hope of curing a life-threatening condition, only to discover that the drug purchased was a counterfeit, is too painful. For several years, the number of counterfeit pharmaceuticals that have successfully made their way into reputable pharmacies, then to end-consumers has been steadily increasing. In fact, the World Health …

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Technologies and Digital COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates

Fears of the new contagious Delta variant are prompting more businesses, schools, and tourism locations around the world to urge immunization. Now, an increasing number of countries globally need some type of digital proof of vaccination. For instance, California has its own Digital Covid-19 Vaccine Record System. While the details of these Covid-19 passports vary …

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Blockchain: A Viable Anti-Counterfeit Solution in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Throughout the supply chain’s life cycle, pharmaceuticals or pharma goods are transmitted through several units, from the manufacturer to the intermediate stakeholders, such as distributors, logistics, pharmacies, and hospitals and to the consumers or the end-users. The manufacturer is required to produce pharmaceutical products in compliance with the set standards and ensure that these products …

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Serialization: Protecting Against Falsified Products

Counterfeit and falsified pharmaceuticals are a global public health threat in the pharmaceutical industry. These medications may not only be ineffective, but also harmful—  producing negative side effects or even death. Furthermore, these counterfeit pharmaceuticals may be made in different countries — for example, chemical synthesis in one, filler addition in another, and packaging in a …

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Product Authentication Approaches: Physical Features, Tracing, Cryptography

The growing complexity and dynamism of global marketplaces provide enormous opportunities for counterfeiting, grey marketing, and tampering with branded and high-valued goods. This breakthrough has a broad impact on all industries, including pharmaceuticals, aviation, automobiles, tools, and luxury products. Aside from the economic loss, the safety of consumers and patients is frequently jeopardized. Here are …

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Smart Contracts Uses: Health Data, Drug Provenance and Insurance

Human errors, data security, pharmaceutical supply chain transparency, a lack of interoperability between databases, and the dissemination of healthcare-related information are all current difficulties in the healthcare business. This existing condition makes real-time sharing and access to healthcare data more difficult. However, the usage of blockchain and smart contracts provides a solution to these issues, …

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Counterfeit Goods: What to Do to Protect Your Brand and Your Consumers

Counterfeiters can create nearly similar knockoff products to the originals thanks to technological advancements. Not only that, but they are capable of producing and disseminating fakes in a timely manner. How? Through the Internet. Companies and manufacturers, particularly those who offer their products online, place a high importance on maintaining integrity and brand reputation. Fake …

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Benefits of NFC Tags for Pharmaceutical Companies

Near-Field Communication (NFC) is a critical driver for pharmaceutical businesses, which financial impact is increasing at a 6.9% yearly pace since 2014. However, there are significant obstacles, such as the increasing proliferation of counterfeit pharmaceuticals, which now account for 8% to 15% of all pharmaceutical items sold worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Patients …

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