Coding and Labeling
A pilot project on voluntary labeling of drugs has been launched in Russia. A unique bidimentional code is applied to each package of the drug, which is registered in a unified database. The first link on the chip defines the manufacturer, the second stands for the distributor. It is thus impossible to get in a falsified product.
Of course, such labeling will be expensive. But according to the information of Roszdravnadzor the share of falsified drugs does not exceed one per cent according to the statistics of the General Prosecutor Office is 15%, and according to the police data each tenth tablet is false. The struggle against counterfeit is necessary.
Currently 20 companies are engaged in the experiment. Its success will show how effective the proposed way of patient protection against counterfeit product is.