Indian Task Force Recommends Adoption of Authentication System for Pharmaceuticals
Posted 13 April 2012 | By
Taking a page out of the anti-counterfeiters' playbook, a high-level Indian task force has recommended the adoption of verification technology and mobile text messaging authentication for medicines produced and sold in India, reports BioSpectrum Asia.
The technology is already in use in some African countries such as Kenya and Ghana, but the adoption scale recommended by the Union Health Ministry's task force on pharmaceutical manufacturing would dwarf those in scale.
The task force recommended a phased-in approach that would eventually cover the entire domestic pharmaceutical market, reports BioSpectrum Asia.
The recommendation now moves to the Indian government, which would need to make changes to the Drug and Cosmetics Act which governs pharmaceutical regulation in the country.
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