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RFID given cautious backing

30th June 2006

US authorities are set to monitor the use of RFID tags to prevent the spread of counterfeit drugs. The Food and Drug Administration has given cautious backing to the use of RFID tags within the drug supply chain but says it will wait until the technology further matures before issuing any kind of mandate.

In a recent report the FDA criticised the overall lack of progress in the area of electronic track and trace across the US drug supply chain but described RFID technology as ‘promising’, urging stakeholders to move quickly to implement the technology.

 

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