n South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - Patented authentication system to protect pharmaceuticals : pharmaceutical focus

Volume 38, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0257-2028



According to Dr Harvey Bale, head of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Associations (IFPMA), one of the biggest problems manufacturers face today is preventing counterfeit medicine. The extent of this illegal trade, estimated at some R2 billion annually, was discussed at a recent symposium of the South African Association of Pharmacists in Industry (SAAPI) and the Department of Health (DOH).

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