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THE PHARMA REVIEW (SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2012)

Barcoding On Pharmaceutical Products : Getting It Right

Siva Nagarajan

Introduction:
 
The challenge of today’s healthcare industries globally, demand traceability, primarily as a deterrent against counterfeiting apart from other benefits.
This has grown in the last few years to become a legislative compliance requirement, and spreading fast across many Countries. Now INDIA is initiating this legislation strongly for all exports to begin with. The preferred data carrier to achieve this is 2D barcoding, chosen over other comparable technologies including RFID for numerous reasons. The 2D Datamatrix enables identification of a product covering its article number, batch of origin, date of manufacture and if required even an item serial number.
The Datamatrix ECC 200 is the most suitable format given its very robust nature and small foot-print. The ECC 200 provides redundancy through error checking and correction which is particularly relevant for scanning the symbol under challenging circumstances, particularly online.
Amongst the Countries who have pioneered in adopting barcoding on pharma products for traceability, very successfully, is the French Pharmaceutical industry. This has become a bench-mark for other countries in the world to follow, given its success. The legislation in French, CIP-13, requires every pharmaceutical item to incorporate a 2D Data Matrix barcode comprising of product code, batch number and expiry date.

 

 

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