New IBM software can authenticate medicine and manage its distribution through radio frequency ID tags.
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Jon Brodkin, Network World
A new IBM technology aims to prevent drug counterfeiting by creating electronic certificates of authenticity based on RFID tags, allowing the pharmaceutical companies to track the movements of drugs through every step of the supply chain.
AmerisourceBergen, one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributors, is using the IBM software in a Sacramento, Calif., pilot program in preparation for a state law requiring electronic pedigrees for drugs by Jan. 1, 2009.