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  • Cardinal Health's RFID Adoption Expands

    Cardinal Health, the $75 billion medical distributor and supplier, yesterday announced that it is moving into the next phase of its end-to-end RFID pilot. It will now begin tagging pharmaceuticals at the item, case, and pallet levels.

  • GAO Issues Drug Report, Senator Sponsors Bill

    A Government Accountability Office report urges FDA reforms; Senator Vitter introduces the Reducing Fraudulent and Imitation Drugs Act.

  • Cyclone RFID-Enables Drug Pedigree Software

    The company's Healthcare Compliance Suite can now accept RFID tag data to help drug makers and distributors establish a product's authenticity.

  • Report Sees Sharp Rise in Pharma RFID

    U.K. consultancy IDTechEx expects as many as 10 drug companies will commit to RFID trials in the coming year.

  • Companies Believe in RFID Benefits, Not Hype

    At RFID Journal LIVE! this week, attendees received an update on Wal-Mart’s RFID deployment and tried to match their needs with the state of the technology.

  • Report: Healthcare RFID Worth $2.1B in 2016

    Research firm IDTechEx has released a report on RFID's application in the healthcare market and its growth prospects over the next decade. This article lists the key findings from , which predicts the healthcare market's consumption of RFID will grow to $2.1 billion by 2016.

  • Report: 2 Million RTLS Tags Shipped in 2010

    Market research firm In-Stat this week released a report covering the WiFi segment of the overall realtime location systems (RTLS) market. The firm predicts shipments of WiFi tags will reach almost 2 million in 2010.

  • Study Says HF Rules for Pharma Items

    In tests performed by ODIN Technologies, HF tags outperformed UHF tags for use on pharmaceuticals at the item level.

  • Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for March

    Baird has released its March report. The thirteen-page document is a worthwhile read for anyone requiring an overview of the industry's last 30 days. For those without time to do so, we have reprinted here the report's summary.

  • Testing Ultrasound to Track, Monitor Patients

    A Boston hospital is testing an ultrasound tracking system that can determine a patient's location and monitor vital signs.

  • RFID Is Fit to Track Clothes

    Wilfried Kanzok of Kaufhof Warenhaus says RFID will be widely adopted in the textile industry as soon as tag prices fall a little further.

  • RFID World Sees Technology Taking Root

    At this year's RFID World 2006, held last week in Dallas, Texas, there was ample evidence that RFID is taking root, including improved technology, expanded applications, sophisticated end-users, and higher show attendance. This article takes a closer look.

  • Report: RTLS Market Worth $2.7b in 2016

    Research firm IDTechEx of Cambridge has released a report on the real-time location systems (RTLS) market and its growth prospects over the next decade. This article lists the key findings from , which predicts the RTLS market will grow to $2.71 billion by 2016.

  • Wrap-Up of RFID World News

    This week's RFID World saw a flurry of announcements as the many exhibitors jostled to make an impact at what was, by all informal accounts, the biggest RFID show ever. This article highlights those announcements RFID Update deems most newsworthy.

  • German Clinic Uses RFID to Track Blood

    A hospital in Saarbrücken, Germany, is tagging patients and bags of blood to make sure every patient receives the right blood product.

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