Electronic tracking of pharmaceuticals is becoming the norm in hospitals and pharmacies, but now IBM wants to apply it to the drug manufacturing process in an effort to stamp out counterfeiting. A new IBM offering called ePedigree takes advantage of radio-frequency identification (RFID) to create "electronic certificates of authenticity" for medications throughout the manufacturing, packaging and distribution processes.
"The whole time, the system is watching what's happening, it records (the drug's) life history," IBM's Chris Clauss told the Associated Press.
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