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RFID Caught in Trade Politics?

Some believe that the pharmaceutical industry's RFID initiative might be motivated by a desire to hamper the importation of drugs from Canada.
Sep 07, 2004This article was originally published by RFID Update.

September 7, 2004—It is well-known to those following developments in RFID that the pharmaceutical industry is rapidly adopting the technology as a means to curb theft, prevent counterfeiting, and streamline recalls. Radio frequency identification even got a very public endorsement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, who in February encouraged pharmaceutical companies to employ RFID tagging. But what might not be so well-known is the skepticism by some groups as to the FDA's and pharmaceutical's true motives. They believe that the RFID initiative might be a protectionist technique to hamper the $1 billion dollars worth of drugs imported annually from Canada.

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