“Technology “fixes” to thwart counterfeiting will also be outlined. Some drugmakers are embracing technologies, such as color-shifting inks on packages or radio-frequency identification tags, which can be used to track drugs from factory to pharmacy.
“Technology can only go so far,” says Howard Koch, a director at the Western Disaster Center, a nonprofit group working to develop quick ways to spread information about natural and terrorist-caused disasters. “This is a problem that requires modification of processes all along the way, from packaging to the way we distribute drugs.””
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