RFID Improves Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Efficiency and Patient Safety

By Mark Roberti

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Pharmaceutical traceability across the global supply chain is increasingly essential to enhance brand protection and anti-counterfeiting, improve loss prevention and patient safety. These are just some of the more obvious opportunities for using track and trace technologies. RFID, mostly rejected a decade ago for pharma track-and-trace applications, is winning adherents, especially in hospital pharmacy systems. RFID works as an added layer of protection for pharmaceutical integrity for the sake of patients, while saving healthcare providers time and providing precise inventory control throughout hospitals.
Chris Brown, RFID Subject Matter Expert, TSC Printronix
Gwen Volpe, Director Medication Technology, Fresenius-Kabi
Jay Williams, VP, Business Development, IntelliGuard
Tony Fonk, CEO, SpotSee