Article | May 13, 2016

Ensuring Barcode Accuracy From Packaging To The Patient

Source: Global Vision Inc.
Ensuring Barcode Accuracy From Packaging To The Patient

By Mike Spooner

Barcodes have changed very little over the last 60 years. Yet for pharmaceutical companies the barcode has taken on a vital role throughout the product’s lifecycle from original packaging to in hospital unit dose identification.

For pharmaceutical companies, a barcode helps to assure the origins of the drugs, which in turn helps in minimizing the possibility of a genuine drugs being considered sub-standard or counterfeit. Many nations are also passing legislative initiatives making it mandatory for pharmaceutical companies to affix barcodes on all primary level packaging.